Rockford Area Schools Board of Education
School board members are elected during the November General Election on even years. Terms are four years and at least three members are on the ballot during each election.
The work of a school board involves developing a vision for the district; setting goals and monitoring progress; establishing district policy; monitoring student achievement; aligning resources with goals; collaborating with community partners; ensuring facilities are safe and adequate; communicating with stakeholders; rallying the community around student achievement; hiring and evaluating the superintendent; ratifying employee contract; advocating student needs to lawmakers, and training in education issues and governance.
Rockford Area Schools Board Meeting agendas and packets are posted online with BoardBook. BoardBook is a web-based software application that electronically streamlines the preparation of board agenda packets and builds a searchable archive of meeting agenda packets. It opens the door to electronic distribution of meeting materials, to web posting of finished documents and, ultimately, to paperless meetings.
To view board agendas and packets, please click here.
Because of COVID-19 Pandemic and the need for virtual school board meetings, a PUBLIC COMMENT form has been developed for public input during the public comment section of regular meetings.
June 22, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting (6:30 pm) link to listen live. (Link to be available the day of the meeting.)(US) +1 262-457-9035 PIN: 878 002 072#
June 29, 2020 Board Work Session (6:30 pm) will be held in person following social distancing protocols as it is a closed session to discuss the superintendent's evaluation. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room at Rockford High School. For the public portion of the meeting, here is the link to listen live.Phone Numbers(US)+1 419-962-6038PIN: 164 998 513#
Running for School Board
Rockford Area Schools will be on the ballot in November for the purpose of electing three school board members for four year terms. Filing for school board candidacy opens on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 through Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Election day is November 3, 2020. More information will be posted closer to the start of filing.
The Minnesota School Board Associations has produced a webinar to cover basics such as how to file for the board, reasons to serve on the board — and reasons not to serve on a board, job duties of school boards, and how boards function as a team.MSBA also created a brochure for your review.