Westonka School Board
The school board is the governing body of the school district, and the seven board members are local citizens elected to four-year terms. Members are required to comply with laws and regulations enacted by the Minnesota Legislature and the Minnesota Department of Education. The board approves budgets, hires staff, provides facilities, establishes curriculum, determines policy, and generally provides for the educational needs of Westonka students.
Seven File for Westonka School Board Seats
Westonka School District voters will elect three from a field of seven school board candidates this fall. Incumbents Brian Carlson, Loren Davis and Gary Wollner are seeking re-election to the Westonka School Board and will be joined on the ballot by Katie Holt, Rachael Myers, Kathleen Olesinski and Gregory Snyder.
The Westonka School Board is made up of seven citizens elected at large by voters in the district. Westonka elects half of the school board every two years during an odd-year election. At the end of a four-year term, members may run for re-election to successive terms.
The League of Women Voters-Wayzata Plymouth Area held a candidate forum on September 21. View the video recording: https://youtu.be/xKW-H499niY
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. The newly elected will begin their terms on the board the first Monday in January 2022.
Questions or Concerns?
Before appealing to the school board with an issue or problem, citizens are urged to contact the teacher, then the building principal, then the Superintendent of Schools in order to reach a successful closure to an individual issue. If these procedures are unsuccessful, then arrangements will be made for the concerned party to formally address the school board.
Please call the board secretary at (952) 491-8007 to be placed on the agenda. Correspondence to board members may be sent to individual members or the board as a whole in care of the Superintendent of Schools, 5901 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN 55364.