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Applications to Fill Board of Education Vacancy on Interim Basis are Now Open

The Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education on June 29 voted to accept applications to the Board to fill a vacancy. Specifically::

  • The Board passed a resolution that calls for a special election to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

With the death of Board Chair Marny Xiong, a vacancy now exists on the Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education.

The SPPS Board of Education invites Saint Paul residents interested in serving on the School Board to submit a Letter of Interest and a Resume. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Interested parties should have knowledge of Saint Paul Public Schools and/or governance. The Board of Education encourages all persons representative of the diversity of the community to apply, and especially invites applicants of underrepresented groups.

The term of office for this interim appointment will end upon the certification of the special election results in November 2020. Qualified applicants must participate in a public interview to be conducted by the Board at a special meeting on July 27, 2020.

If there are six (6) or fewer qualified applicants for the vacant position, the Board will interview all candidates. If there are seven (7) or more qualified applicants, each Board member will nominate up to two (2) applicants for the interview process.

Interviews of selected applicants will take place on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Please e-mail sarah.dahlke@spps.org or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume, including day and evening phone numbers, and an e-mail or fax number to:

Sarah Dahlke
Board Secretary
Saint Paul Public Schools
360 Colborne Street
St. Paul MN 55102

This information must be received no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.