The school board is made up of seven citizens elected at large by voters in the district. Members are elected to four-year overlapping terms, with elections being held every two years. At the end of a four year term, members may run for re-election to successive terms. Voting takes place at the general elections in November, and terms begin the first Monday in January thereafter.

Every year, at its first meeting in January, the school board holds an organizational meeting to elect officers and settle other routine business. The superintendent is an ex-officio member of the board who facilitates the work of the school board and is responsible to the board for providing leadership to the school district and carrying our board directives. 

 2020 Election of Board Members 

Four-Year Seats

Two-Year Seats

An election for three four-year school board seats will be held November 3, 2020.

Affidavits of candidacy can be filed July 28 to August 11, 2020. Learn more.

The seats currently held by members Jennifer Pelletier, Mike Ptacek and Sarah Stivland will expire December 31, 2020. 

Learn more by reviewing the resources below. For questions, please contact Joan Hurley at hurleyj@stillwaterschools.org or 651.351.8455.


Stillwater Area Public Schools - Serving on the School Board 

Minnesota School Boards Association - Becoming a School Board Member

Minnesota School Boards Association - Where School Boards Learn to Lead

A special election for two 2-year seats will also be held November 3, 2020 to fill positions due to board member resignation. 

Affidavits of candidacy can be filed July 28 to August 11, 2020. Learn more.

These seats are currently held by members Mark Burns and Shelley Pearson - both of whom resigned their positions effective July 23, 2020. The seats will expire December 31, 2022.

The board will be appointing temporary members to fill these positions until the special election. Applications will be available on this website beginning at noon on July 24. Learn more.

Application for Vacant Board Seat

Further information for two appointees to the board

Affidavits of Candidacy

Who is running for the School Board.

Election Notices

View General Election and Special Election information here.

Where to Vote

Access the Polling Place Finder and Absentee Voting information here.

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance information is located here.

School Board Candidate Forums

Learn more about school board candidates before heading to the polls in November.

School Board Election Results 2020

Five new members have been elected to the school board.