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School Board

The Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation in 199­1 authorizing the formation of charter schools. Each charter school is governed by a publicly elected board of directors. Charter school boards are the entity that is legally charged with governing a charter school, and are ultimately responsible to its community. They govern by adopting a mission, vision, goals and policies.

School board members are elected to two-year terms except the community board member who is elected to a one-year term. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity of leadership. School constituents elect four board members in even-year elections and five board members in odd-year elections. The Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer are ex officio members of the board without voting rights. Board members may be contacted by email, U.S. mail-19850 Fenway Ave. N., Forest Lake, MN 55025, or by phone at 651-464-8989.

The Board  typically meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm, except June, which will be the 3rd Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 6 pm. Location: Upper School Library Loft.

The monthly board date and agenda can be found in the first dropdown menu below.

Board Members

Lindsay Schipper
Board Chair
Parent
Term Ends: 6/30/24

Erin Ribar
Board Vice Chair
Parent 
Term Ends: 6/30/24

Jean Woodberry
Board Secretary
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/25

Corey Purkat
Board Treasurer
Parent

Term Ends: 6/30/24

Erin Chapman
Board Member
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/24

Renee Feagan
 Board Member
Parent

Term Ends: 6/30/25

Diane Rohan
Board Member
Community 

Term Ends: 6/30/24

Michael Rynders
Board Member
Parent

Term Ends: 6/30/25

Karl Schaumann
Board Member
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/25

Shannon Peterson
Executive Director
Ex Officio Member

651-464-8989

Julie Lundgren
Chief Financial Officer
Ex Officio Member

651-464-8989