2019 Call for Board Nominations

River Grove: A Marine Area Community School is seeking nominations for board members.

The responsibility of the Board of Directors is to direct the affairs of the school and exercise its powers subject to state law, the articles of incorporation, and the bylaws of the organization. 

The board is currently seeking nominations to fill three (3) board positions. Eligible nominees must be either:

  1. a licensed teacher who is employed as a teacher at River Grove; or
  2. a parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school who is not an employee of River Grove; or
  3. an interested community member who resides in Minnesota, is not employed by River Grove, and does not have a child enrolled in the school.

River Grove employees are not eligible to serve on the board other than teachers under clause (1). Contractors providing facilities, goods, or services to River Grove shall not serve on the board of directors.

Those interested in serving are asked to send a brief statement of qualifications to share with eligible voters. Please submit nominations to info@marineareaschool.org by April 30, 2019. Within the statement of qualifications please include your reason for seeking a board position, any specific skills you feel will benefit the board, and general information about you. Specific skills can include, but are not limited to, preK-12th grade education, legal compliance, real estate and facilities, financial management and accounting, fundraising and development, and community engagement and parent involvement. Please try to limit statements to 300 words. 

Elections will be held at the River Grove Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  Voters eligible to elect the members of the school’s board of directors are staff members employed at River Grove; members of the board of directors; and all parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in the school. 

Three-year terms will begin on July 1, 2019.

For more information about board responsibilities and the commitment required, please contact any current board members.

Articles of incorporation and bylaws can be found on the River Grove website.

Board members are expected to read and be familiar with the MN State Statute regarding charter schools at https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/124E. The Board of Directors section includes information on duties, required training, and other pertinent information. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=124E.07

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