The School Board’s Role
The School Board of Independent School District 622 decides matters pertaining to the maintenance and operation of the School District. The state gives the School Board the authority and responsibility to:
• Develop and adopt district policies.
• Employ a superintendent to provide educational leadership for the district and serve as its chief administrative officer.
• Provide materials, equipment, supplies, and facilities to support an effective educational program.
• Represent the views of the community on educational issues.
• Provide an equal educational opportunity for every child in accordance with state and federal laws.
Board members are elected by voters to represent their interests in determining how the schools will be operated. The Board establishes policy on everything from curriculum to athletic programs. The superintendent of schools is responsible for implementing such policies.
Study Sessions are informal discussion-style meetings, and no official School Board action is taken. Study Session meetings are open to the public and dates and times are posted online at www.isd622.org/schoolboard as soon as they become available.
The School Board typically conducts one business meeting per month at the District Education Center, 2520 East 12th Avenue, North St. Paul. Meeting agendas are posted online at www.isd622.org/boardbook the Friday before the meeting date.
Board members do not engage in dialog with speakers during Public Comment; but if appropriate, the Board Chair and/or Superintendent may appoint administration to address speaker comments.
School Board meetings are broadcast live on YouTube and Cable Channel 20. The meeting is rebroadcast daily at 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m on Ch 20 and can be viewed at any time on YouTube by searching for ISD 622.
To engage district residents in a setting outside the formal structure of a School Board meeting, public engagement opportunities may be scheduled. Public engagement opportunities will be posted on the Web site, www.isd622.org/schoolboard.
To send an email to individual board members, using firstname.lastname@example.org. Board members welcome community input via email. Messages are checked regularly and responded to in a timely manner.
Visit the School Board website for more information.
School Board Members