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 also holds work sessions to study issues in more depth, and Feedback Forums to hear comments from citizens on specific topics. Work sessions are typically held at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the District Center, 4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview. They are open to the public. Public hearings are scheduled as needed.
The School Board is taking a blended approach to work in the coming months. Work sessions will be in person and Board meetings will be conducted virtually as a result of physical distancing requirements along with space and audio/visual challenges related to in-person video-recorded meetings.
When a virtual work session is scheduled immediately prior to a virtual Board meeting (work session at 6 p.m., Board meeting at 7 p.m.), the session will be broadcast in the Board room at the District Center and provide distancing for any attendees.
Watch meetings live via online web-streaming or watch archived meetings here. If you would like to make a public comment, please fill out this form to have your comment read during the meeting. Please submit all comments before 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
The School District uses the Shoreview Press newspaper for all official notifications.
Open Forum (recorded and televised)The School Board generally meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday and occasionally on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Most meetings are held at the District Center, located at 4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview.
Individuals who wish to address the School Board during a regular School Board meeting may do so during the Open Forum portion of the agenda. This grants speakers the opportunity to make a presentation limited to three minutes. 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 state their name and address for the record. Speakers are asked to refrain from using this forum to criticize or complain about a specific employee by name. The School Board takes into consideration comments made by the public at Open Forum but is not obligated to respond to or debate issues in this forum. Open Forum 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. Speakers who desire a written response to a specific question, may request it.
To participate in the Open Forum, individuals must fill out a registration sheet found on the counter inside the Board Room prior to the 7 p.m. meeting start. Speakers are asked to sign their name, address, school or organization represented, and give a brief summary of the intended statement. As long as Board meetings are being held virtually, comments can be submitted to be read at board meetings by filling out this form. Please submit all comments before 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
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 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the District Center, 4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview, and are open to the public.
Whenever personal schedules permit, School Board members will remain after Work Sessions to engage in informal discussion with community members in attendance. Those attending Work Sessions should NOT expect a two-way dialogue or interactive discussion with the School Board during the session.
Feedback ForumsAs necessary, the School Board may host Feedback Forums devoted to specific topics of interest as identified by the Board or community. Feedback Forums offer community members a public forum for a two-way, interactive discussion or exploration of an issue with the School Board. During Feedback 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 Feedback Forums, these meetings typically begin with a School Board or administration presentation followed by a structured question/answer/commentary session.
Live Cablecast MeetingsSchool Board meetings are cablecast live on cable channel 20, and rebroadcast in their entirety daily at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Meetings are also available online. To watch live and archived Board meetings online, please visit the School Board Agendas page.