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About the School Board

The School Board governs District 196 and develops policies to manage district affairs and support student education. They hire the superintendent, approve staff appointments, set the school levy, and ensure facilities and equipment are available for effective teaching.

District voters elect, at large, seven residents who are United States citizens, at least 21 years of age upon taking office, and not registered as a convicted sex offender. Members are elected to four-year terms on the November general election day in odd-numbered years.

About School Board Meetings

The School Board holds regular meetings on Mondays at least once each month according to a schedule approved by the board. Regular School Board meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Dakota Ridge School, 4629 144th Street W, Apple Valley, Minnesota. Learn more about how to participate in a School Board meeting and a list of upcoming meetings, visit the School Board Meetings and Agendas page.