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.
Westonka School Board Candidate Filings
Filing to be a candidate for school board in the November 2023 election closed Aug. 15, 2023. There are six candidates to fill four, four-year terms on the Westonka School Board: Ralph Harrison, Heidi Marty, David W. Olson, John J. Quinn, Christopher Reffkin and Brian Roath. Candidate profiles are now posted to the district website.
Westonka School Board Votes to Appoint Brian Roath as Interim Board Member
March 14, 2023 — At the regular meeting March 13, the Westonka School Board voted to appoint community member Brian Roath to fill a vacancy on the board from May through the end of this calendar year.
The school board vacancy was the result of the retirement of long-time school board member Dave Botts in January. By state law, the school board was required to appoint an interim board member to serve the remainder of Botts’ term of office, which ends Jan. 1, 2024.
Roath is scheduled to be seated at the May 1, 2023 Westonka School Board meeting, with the interim term ending Jan. 1, 2024. He can choose whether or not to run for a full four-year term in the fall.
This November, Westonka residents will elect four school board members to four-year terms. Filing for school board will be open Aug. 1-15, 2023, and the general election will be held Nov. 7, 2023.
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.