Types of School Board Meetings
In general, the School Board holds official meetings open to the public at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are held in room 349 of the Edina Community Center (5701 Normandale Rd, Edina).
- Public comments - During each regular meeting the School Board allows for “hearings from members of the audience,” providing community members the opportunity to address the full Board on a particular issue. Speakers are allowed three minutes to present their comments, questions or concerns. In general, the Board does not hold a discussion on that which is presented. Questions raised by the public during this period are often referred to the appropriate personnel for follow-up. Address the School Board.
- Question and Answer Sessions - The School Board also hosts question and answer sessions prior to regularly scheduled monthly business meetings in an effort to increase engagement opportunities between the School Board and constituents. The sessions are be held from 6:30-6:55 p.m. with the goal of providing a forum in which community members’ questions may be answered while also encouraging additional follow-up as needed. Learn more about Q & A sessions.
The School Board also holds work sessions to study issues in more depth. No formal action is taken during work sessions. Work sessions are scheduled as needed and open to the public. They are generally held in the Edina Community Center.
Public Input sessions
On occasion, the District may host a public input meeting. Public input meetings are devoted to specific topics of interest as identified by the Board, administration or community. The goal of these input sessions is to offer community members a public forum for a two-way, interactive discussion or exploration of an issue with district leadership. During public input meetings, the School Board or administration typically makes a factual presentation, sometimes including a recommendation, followed by a structured question/answer/commentary session.