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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.

Implemented in the 2016-2017 school year,  the School Board includes student representatives--one from each high school.    

School Board
Front row L-R: Jim Sorum, Dick Bergstrom, Tom Bennett. 
Back row L-R: Maureen Bartolotta, Dawn Steigauf, Nelly Korman, Beth Beebe.

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 2017-18 school year:

  1.  Assure the continuation of the Operating Referendum.
  2.  Review and update the Strategic Plan, if needed.
  3.  Evaluate 2017-2018 Milestone Vision Metrics and 3    
     Component plans.
  4.  Review and update enrollment projections.
  5.  Review and update 20 policies,if needed.
  6.  Work with Superintendent to asure the continuation of the 
     Operating Referendum.
  7.  Work with community partners to assure the continuation
     of the Operating Referendum.
  8.  Update the Community Engagement Plan.

City Council - School Board Joint Statement on Immigration



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

Recognition of the Public at School Board Meetings

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School Board