The School Board is made up of seven citizens elected at large by voters in the District. Members are elected to four-year overlapping terms, with elections are held every two years. At the end of a four-year term, members may run for re-election to successive terms. Voting takes place at general elections in November, and terms begin the first Monday in January thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the middle of a term, the School Board names an appointee to serve until the next district election.
Every year, at its first meeting in January, the School Board holds an organizational meeting to elect officers and settle other routine business. The Superintendent is an ex-officio member of the Board who facilitates the work of the Board and is responsible to the Board for providing leadership to the District and carrying out Board directives.
As the elected governing body of Edina Public Schools, the School Board is responsible for:
Like most Minnesota school boards, Edina Public Schools offers a stipend for School Board service. Members of the Edina School Board receive a stipend of $2,400 per year.