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Standing Committees

MSA Governing Board Standing Committees 2023-2024

To serve the students, community and greater Minnesota, the Board is permitted to designate standing committees to conduct preparatory work on key matters that will likely be considered by the Board as a whole. Each Committee may be comprised of members of the Board, district staff, and key stakeholders. The Board Chair appoints Committee chairs and members after the Board's annual meeting. 

Executive Committee

Purpose/Function: review the board operations manual, state statutes pertaining to MSA, and long-term plans and operations of MSA prior to the presentation to the Board.

Members: Chair Katie Wangberg, Vice Chair Jamers Speier, Officer of Business Affairs Gbenga Ogungbe, Superintendent Terry Wilding

School Operations Committee 

(Formerly the Personnel Committee)

Purpose/Function: utilize a data driven tool, process, and timeline for ongoing evaluation of the superintendent, develop the annual school calendar, and review the organizational chart as needed.

Members: Chair Appointed 1 Katie Wangberg (Committee Chair), Chair Appointed 2 Dr. Annette Freiheit, Human Resources Director Bridget Flier, Superintendent Terry Wilding

Ex-Officio (for calendar planning): MSAB Director John Davis, MSAD Directors Jody Olson and Ryan Johnson MSA Director of Student Support Services Brittany Thomforde, MSA Curriculum and Education Programs Director Anne Grace Donatucci, MSAB Paraprofessional Supervisor Sarah Allen 

Finance Committee

Purpose/Function: review reports and provide input for matters related to MSA finances.

Members: Officer of Business Affairs Gbenga Ogungbe (Committee Chair), MSA Director of Fiscal Services Amber Miller, MSA Superintendent Terry Wilding, MSA Director of Student Support Services Brittany Thomforde, 2nd Board Member of the General Public with Business, Administrative or Financial Expertise Jamers Speier, MSAB Director John Davis, MSAD Director Jody Olson

Policy Committee

Purpose/Function: review and propose changes to policies for MSA

Members: MSA Superintendent Terry Wilding (Committee Chair), MSA Human Resource Director Bridget Flier, Chair Appointed 1 Jamers Speier, Chair Appointed 2 Mary Cashman-Bakken, Chair Appointed 3 Dr. Annette Freiheit, MSAD Director Ryan Johnson, MSA Curriculum and Educational Programs Director Anne Grace Donatucci, MSAB Paraprofessional Supervisor Sarah Allen

Site Councils

Link to MSAB Site Council

Link to MSAD Site Council