The School Board meeting calendar is here. Dates and times of meetings are posted at the District Center as well as on the District's web site. The School Board generally meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday and occasionally on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the District Center, located at 4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview.
The School Board also holds regular work sessions to study issues in more depth and occasional Focused Forums to hear comments from citizens on specific topics. Work sessions are typically held at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the District Center, 4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview. They are open to the public.
Watch meetings live via online web-streaming here.
The School District uses the Shoreview Press newspaper for all official notifications.
Comments to the BoardSchool Board policy BG-0201: Public Participation Prior to School Board MeetingsSchool Board regulation BG-0201: Public Attendance Prior to School Board Meetings (Comments to the Board)The School Board allows individuals to address the Board prior to the Board meeting. While not required to take public comments, the Board has allocated a specific period of time for this purpose and will limit time for speakers accordingly. A speaker may choose to distribute materials when addressing the School Board.
The Board asks that each speaker who has signed up to address the School Board provide their name and address for the record. Speakers are asked to refrain from using this time to criticize or complain about a specific employee by name. Speakers are also asked to be respectful of other speakers. The School Board takes into consideration comments made by the public but is not obligated to respond to or debate issues in this setting. The Comments to the Board opportunity does not provide a two-way dialogue or interactive discussion with the School Board. Questions, concerns and requests may be directed to the appropriate administrator for review or response.
Comments to the Board will begin at 6:30 p.m. To participate, individuals must fill out a registration sheet found on the counter inside the Board Room. Registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. Only those whose names appear on the sign-up sheet at 6:30 p.m. will be permitted to address the Board. Speakers are asked to sign their name, address, school or organization represented, and give a brief summary of the intended statement.In the event no one signs up for Comments to the Board, or time permitting, the Board may move into a work session to utilize the time.
Work SessionsSchool Board policy BG-0202: Public Participation at School Board Work SessionsThe School Board holds Work Sessions to study issues in more depth. No formal action is taken during Work Sessions. Work Sessions are typically held at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the District Center, 4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview, and are open to the public. The Board may also move into a work session in the event no one signs up for Comments to the Board, or time permitting, at 6:30 p.m. before each Board meeting. Those attending Work Sessions should not expect a two-way dialogue or interactive discussion with the School Board during the session.
Focused ForumsSchool Board policy BG-0204: Focused ForumAs necessary, the School Board may host Focused Forums devoted to specific topics of interest as identified by the Board or community. Focused Forums offer community members a public forum for a two-way, interactive discussion or exploration of an issue with the School Board. During Focused Forums, the School Board or administration typically makes a factual presentation, sometimes including a recommendation, followed by a structured question/answer/commentary session.
School Board Community MeetingsAs necessary, the School Board may host community meetings, typically held in local community meeting spaces. These meetings are devoted to topics of interest as identified by the Board or community. Budget balancing and issues of community/Board vision for the schools are common topics discussed during School Board/Community meetings. These meetings offer community members a public forum for a two-way, interactive discussion or exploration of an issue with the School Board. Like Focused Forums, these meetings typically begin with a School Board or administration presentation followed by a structured question/answer/commentary session.