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Application for Board Vacancy By Appointment


The School Board of Stillwater Area Public Schools is accepting applications from residents of Independent School District No. 834 interested in serving on the School Board for one vacant director position. The appointees will serve on the School Board until a successor is elected by special election to be held not later than the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November following the vacancy, unless otherwise dictated by statute.

Legal Requirements: Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, be eligible to vote, have been a resident of the school district for at least 30 days, have not been convicted of an offense for which registration is required under MN Stat. Section 243.166.

Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month

School Board Meetings: Business meetings are twice a month. There may also be special meetings, work sessions, committee meetings, training, and seminars.

Application and Interview Process: Applications will be available by contacting the Superintendent’s Office, 1875 South Greeley Street, Stillwater, MN, 55082, at 651-351-8455 or may be downloaded beginning at 12:00 p.m. on January 25, 2023 from the district website at The deadline to submit applications (including a completed application, cover letter, and resume) is 3:00 p.m. on February 8, 2023.  Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. The school district assumes no responsibility for application materials that were sent but not received by the stated deadline. The School Board will interview up to six applicants at the February 16, 2023 board meeting. The School Board will make its selection at the February 28th board meeting.

The appointment shall be effective on the 31st day following the School Board’s resolution making the appointment, absent receipt of a valid petition rejecting the appointee in compliance with the requirements under Minnesota Statutes §123B.09, subd. 5b(b).

All applications and any accompanying materials will be considered public information.



  1. Complete and submit the application form.
  2. Enclose/attach a cover letter and resume to the application.

Submit all materials (application, resume, and cover letter) online, email, or by an appointment with Joan Hurley, School Board Secretary, 1875 South Greeley Street, Stillwater, MN 55082, 651-351-8455,  

Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. on February 8, 2023.