School Board Information
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:
- Establishing policy. The administration implements policy and supervises school operations.
- Employing and evaluating the Superintendent, the chief administrator who oversees all operations of the School District.
- Advocating for students with lawmakers.
- Establishing and approving the annual budget.
- Setting the annual local school levy.
- Working with the administration to determine the district's educational goals.
- Interpreting the needs of the community regarding the educational program.
- Communicating with stakeholders.
- Ratifing employee contracts.
- Authorizing development and revision of curriculum and student services.
- Approving expenditures and ensuring that proper facilities and equipment are available to support teaching and learning in Edina Public Schools.
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.