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==FAQ about Roseville School Board==
 
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==FAQ about School Board==
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This was originally taken from information posted to the Roseville Issues Forum on [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/5AwvOv3pX3uEAtp27a8X1Z Mon, July 19, 2007], by [http://forums.e-democracy.org/contacts/lindamcloon/userinfo.xml Linda McLoon]. Note, it may have been updated or changed by others since then.
 
This was originally taken from information posted to the Roseville Issues Forum on [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/5AwvOv3pX3uEAtp27a8X1Z Mon, July 19, 2007], by [http://forums.e-democracy.org/contacts/lindamcloon/userinfo.xml Linda McLoon]. Note, it may have been updated or changed by others since then.
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===Are School Board members paid?===
 
===Are School Board members paid?===
  
At last report, school board members received a stipend of $900 per
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Yes. They are paid around $4,900. In the last 8 years, they have not raised their stipend at all. The chair gets an additional $1,000 or so.
month, or $10,800 per year.
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===Do they actually have offices?===
 
===Do they actually have offices?===
  
School board members do not have their own individual offices within
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School board members do NOT have offices. They often use public venues, such as the library, to meet with people.
the district.
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===Do they keep any office hours in which frustrated or helpful parents, students, etc., can pay a visit?===
 
===Do they keep any office hours in which frustrated or helpful parents, students, etc., can pay a visit?===
  
To my knowledge board members do not have regular office hours where
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Every board member that I know is always accessible by telephone or the Internet. In this modern age, email is THE major way parents communicate with most board members. It is fast, efficient, and very convenient. Part of the job of a school board member, is not to "solve" the problem, but to direct people with problems to the person or persons that can actually help them
individuals can come and meet with them. Current board members
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following this forum may want to weigh in on this topic with how they
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make themselves available to the public. The best way to reach a
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board member is to call 767-8149. Mrs. Higgins, the Assistant
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Clerk/Secretary to the board is usually able to connect quickly to
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board members.
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===Do they have paid staff? Etc.===
 
===Do they have paid staff? Etc.===
  
There is one paid position associated with the board. The assistant clerk/secretary of the board is a position paid by the district. The duties include scheduling, administrative work, support functions and research for individual board members. This is not an elective
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No.
position.
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===How much time does a school board member put into the job, on average?===
 
===How much time does a school board member put into the job, on average?===
  
The amount of time a school board member spends "on the job" depends
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They have 2 regular school board meetings and one study session per month. Each of them is a liaison to other organizations. For example, Linda McLoon (at the time she answered this question) served on the Association for Metropolitan School Districts. THIS WAS UNPAID. She was on the executive committee of that organization, and then chairperson, and had one meeting per week, 7 am to 9 am. All school board members serve on something like this.
upon the individual, upon the time of year, and the duties that are
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at hand. It is difficult to estimate and "average" time. Again, board
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members following this forum may want to provide perspective on this
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point.
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''Update:'' In the summer of 2005, the StarTribune ran an article about the unusual hours that Al Oertwig was putting in at school district headquarters. See [http://forums.e-democracy.org/topic/57707 Graveyard Shift].
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In addition they attend advisory committee meetings. They rotate, but basically there are 1 of these per month for each board member. They also attend: Community Ed, Adult Education, ECFE, Seniors, etc etc. Again, NO ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION.
  
===How often do they meet?===
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They also have occasional long goal-planning meetings with all the district leadership team
  
By law the board can meet on the first and third Tuesday's of the
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In addition, there is a great deal of reading material.
month. The board always meets at least once a month. Depending upon
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the need, the board meets twice, and can call special meetings as
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necessary. In addition to these meetings, The Committee of the
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Board-composed of all seven members, generally meets on Monday or
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Tuesdays, although not every week. Members of the St. Paul School
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Board also serve on boards and committees in the wider community.
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===How often do they meet?===
  
All board meetings and board minutes are posted on the school
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As I indicated above, as a whole board they meet 3 times/month at the minimum.
district's web sight. To access this information, go to www.spps.org
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and click on Board of Education.
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===How big is the school board?===
 
===How big is the school board?===
  
The school board is composed of seven members. Elections are held
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There are 6 members in the District 623 school board. We each ser serve 4 year terms, with 3 up for reelection at one time.
every two years, either for three seats or four, depending upon the
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year.  
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===How long is a school board term?===
 
===How long is a school board term?===
  
School board terms are four years. The next election will be in 2003.
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The term is 4 years.
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[[Category:Roseville]]

Latest revision as of 19:15, 19 July 2007

FAQ about Roseville School Board

This was originally taken from information posted to the Roseville Issues Forum on Mon, July 19, 2007, by Linda McLoon. Note, it may have been updated or changed by others since then.

Are School Board members paid?

Yes. They are paid around $4,900. In the last 8 years, they have not raised their stipend at all. The chair gets an additional $1,000 or so.

Do they actually have offices?

School board members do NOT have offices. They often use public venues, such as the library, to meet with people.

Do they keep any office hours in which frustrated or helpful parents, students, etc., can pay a visit?

Every board member that I know is always accessible by telephone or the Internet. In this modern age, email is THE major way parents communicate with most board members. It is fast, efficient, and very convenient. Part of the job of a school board member, is not to "solve" the problem, but to direct people with problems to the person or persons that can actually help them

Do they have paid staff? Etc.

No.

How much time does a school board member put into the job, on average?

They have 2 regular school board meetings and one study session per month. Each of them is a liaison to other organizations. For example, Linda McLoon (at the time she answered this question) served on the Association for Metropolitan School Districts. THIS WAS UNPAID. She was on the executive committee of that organization, and then chairperson, and had one meeting per week, 7 am to 9 am. All school board members serve on something like this.

In addition they attend advisory committee meetings. They rotate, but basically there are 1 of these per month for each board member. They also attend: Community Ed, Adult Education, ECFE, Seniors, etc etc. Again, NO ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION.

They also have occasional long goal-planning meetings with all the district leadership team

In addition, there is a great deal of reading material.

How often do they meet?

As I indicated above, as a whole board they meet 3 times/month at the minimum.

How big is the school board?

There are 6 members in the District 623 school board. We each ser serve 4 year terms, with 3 up for reelection at one time.

How long is a school board term?

The term is 4 years.

 

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