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Governing Board

Board Overview

The MSA Board is the governing body for the Minnesota State Academies, overseeing two campuses – the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, both of which are located in Faribault. The board meets once each month with additional meetings scheduled if necessary. On occasion, if board members are unable to be present at meetings in person, they may participate in meetings via phone conference calls.

Our board is composed of seven voting members. Voting members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Members of the board are selected based on criteria established by state statutes. One member represents the Deaf community; one represents the blind community; two are members of the general public with Business, Administrative, or Financial Expertise; one comes from the Minnesota Department of Education; one is a current or former Special Education Director; and one is a current or former Superintendent. Non-voting (ex-officio) members of the Board include one member appointed by the MSAB Site Council, one from the MSAD Site Council, and the Academies Superintendent.

Minnesota State Academies, Public School District 160
Governing Board
2016-2017 Meeting Schedule

July 21, 2016 at MSAB, 9:00 AM

August 18, 2016 at MSAD, 6:00 PM

September 15, 2016 at MSAB, 6:00 PM CANCELED

October 27, 2016 at MSAD, 6:00 PM

November 17, 2016 at MSAB, 9:00 AM

December 22, 2016 at MSAD, 9:00 AM CANCELED

January 19, 2017 at MSAB, 9:00 AM

February 16, 2017 at MSAD, 9:00 AM

March 23, 2017  at MSAB, 9:00 AM

April 27, 2017 at MSAD, 6:00 PM

May 18, 2017 at MSAB, 6:00 PM CANCELED

June 29, 2017 at MSAD, 6:00 PM

July 20, 2017-Work Session, location yet to be decided, 9:00 AM


Regular Board Meeting Locations

Meetings at MSAB are located at 400 6th Ave NE, Faribault MN in the Board Conference Room

Meetings at MSAD are located at 615 Olof Hanson Drive, Faribault MN   Noyes Hall Teleconference Room



Executive Committee, 1st Wednesday of the Month, 6:30 p.m., Tate Hall Conference Room

Finance Committee, 2nd Monday of the Month, 3:30 p.m., MSAB

Policy Committee, 4th Tuesday of the Month, 1:30 p.m., MSAB

Teaching and Learning Committee, 2nd Thursday of the Month, 3:15 p.m., MSAD

Superintendent Evaluation Committee, August 1 then the 4th Monday of Oct, January, March, June, 4:00 p.m., MSAB


As is permitted by the Open Meeting Law, MN Statute 13D. - Board members may participate by electronic means.


EMAIL: brand@msa.state.mn.us

PHONE: (507) 384-6602 / (507) 412-5109 VP