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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.

Public School District 0160 Governing Board

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

Date Time
August 16-17, 2023 (Retreat) 8:00 AM, MSAB
August 17, 2023 1:00 PM, MSAB
September 27, 2023 6:00 PM, MSAB
October 25, 2023 6:00 PM, MSAD
November 9, 2023 (Town Hall) 6:00 PM, MSAD
December 6, 2023 9:00 AM, MSAB
February 7, 2024 9:00 AM, MSAD
March 13, 2024 - CANCELED 9:00 AM, MSAB
April 10, 2024 6:00 PM, MSAD

May 15, 2024

6:00 PM, MSAB
June 17, 2024

4:00 PM, MSAD

Summer 2024 (Retreat) TBD


Regular Board Meeting Locations

Per Minnesota State Statute 13D.015, board members may participate virtually.  In those meetings, a Zoom link will be posted along with the meeting agenda.

MSAB: 400 6th Avenue SE, Faribault MN Board Conference Room

MSAD: 615 Olof Hanson Drive, Faribault MN Wilkins Hall Educational Center

Standing Committees

(All committee meetings are held in the Tate Hall Conference Room at 3:15 pm unless otherwise noted)

Executive Committee: 10/16, 1/22, 3/18, 6/3
Finance Committee: 9/25, 1/8, 4/8, 6/12
Policy Committee: 9/11, 10/9, 11/20, 12/11, 1/29, 3/4, 4/22, 5/20, 6/10
School Operations Committee: 12/4, 1/9, 1/30


PHONE/VP:(507) 400-6088