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School Board

The School Board is the policy-making body for Bloomington Public Schools. While the Board is responsible for school programs and operations by law, it delegates some portion of that authority to the Superintendent. The School Board is governed by a Chair and a Vice Chair who are elected by the School Board membership.

Front row L-R: Jim Sorum, Tom Bennett, Ric Oliva, Dick Bergstrom. Second row L-R: Dawn Steigauf, Nelly Korman, Maureen Bartolotta.

Regular Board Meetings

School board meetings take place on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m..  Meetings are held in the Arlene Bush Board Room at the Educational Services Center, 1350 West 106th Street, Bloomington, MN. (Exception: If a holiday falls on a Monday, the Board session will be on Tuesday.)

The third Monday of the month is reserved for a study session, a Board meeting or a combination thereof at 7 p.m. unless determined otherwise.

BEC-TV Broadcasts

School Board meetings are broadcast live by BEC-TV, channel 15, and later replayed at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., and 1 p.m. the day following the meeting, as well as several times later in the week. Most meetings can also be viewed "On Demand" -  Search for the meeting here.  You can also watch a Live Stream of BEC TV now.

School Board Goals

The board has established the following goals for the 2016-17 school year:

  1. Update a Long Range Financial Plan that includes
    - an Operating Referendum Plan and
    - a Right Sizing the Budget III Plan.
  2. Evaluate 2016-2017 Milestone Vision Metrics.
  3. Review and update, if needed, 20 policies.
  4. Review core values of the District.
  5. Update Board Student Advisory Council program.
  6. Celebrate Centennial year of Bloomington Public Schools.



Questions also can be directed to
Deb Bunkholt
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board

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