School Board Information
Your Board of Education is composed of seven members elected to serve overlapping terms. The Superintendent of Schools serves as the ex officio member of the board without the right to vote. The election of board members takes place on the second Tuesday in November and all members are elected at large. New board members take office on January 1st following the election.
The Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., and are held in the Paynesville Area High School Seminar Room.
2013 Exceptions to Regular Schedule
Feb 12 - 2:00 PM (High School Seminar Room)
May 7 - 2:00 PM (High School Seminar Room)
July 16 - 6:30 PM (This is the only meeting for the month of July)
December schedule is December 3, 6:30 PM and December 17 - 2:00 PM (High School Seminar Room)
There is always a possibility of conflict, necessitating a change of meeting dates or times. Although rare, when it is necessary, the public will be informed via posting whenever possible.
There are also instances when a special meeting must be called to consider certain specified actions. In both instances, the public will be informed of such meetings whenever possible.
All meetings of the full board (regular, special, and emergency) are open to the public.
Any portion of the meeting must be closed as per State Statute if the board needs to discuss what is deemed data privacy issues. Any portion of the meeting may be closed as per State Statute if the issues meet certain statute authority. The Board Chair would announce the closed meeting citing State Statute authorizing the closure.
The Board of Education must have a quorum, or four members, present before it can take official action. Most board actions may be approved by a simple majority of the membership present.
The Board of Education has complete and final control over local school matters subject only to the limitations imposed by state law, regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education and, of course, the will of the local residents as expressed in district elections.