The Saint Paul Board of Education
2014 SPPS Board of Education
Mary Doran, Chair
Term:  1/2012 - 12/2015
Keith Hardy, Vice Chair
Term: 1/2012 - 12/2015
John Brodrick, Clerk
Term: 1/2014 - 12/2017
Anne Carroll, Treasurer
Term: 1/2012 - 12/2015
Jean O'Connell, Director
Term: 1/2014 - 12/2017
Louise Seeba, Director
Term: 1/2012 - 12/2015
Chue Vue, Director
Term: 1/2014 - 12/2017

The Saint Paul Board of Education, or school board, is responsible for the care, management and control of the school district. 

Click here to view Board's Vision, Mission and Ends Statement


IF YOU NEED AN INTERPRETER (Hmong, Somali, Karen, Spanish, sign language) for either Public Comment or Listening Sessions, please contact Alejandra Bosch, Translation Services Coordinator  Phone  651-767-8334  E-Mail



  1. The Board meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. time certain for public comment. The time period will be a maximum of 45 minutes for public comment. Other Board business will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. or earlier if there were fewer individuals making comment.
  2. Individuals must sign-in in advance by e-mailing or calling the Board Secretary. If they do not sign-in in advance, they will be allowed to do so at the meeting but sign-in will end at 5:30 p.m. when the Public Comment session begins. Indicated your name, address, phone or e-mail and the subject you are addressing noting if it is related to an agenda specific area (items being addressed on that meeting’s formal agenda) or a non-agenda related topic.
  3. Agenda specific items (items being addressed on that meeting’s formal agenda) will be taken first, non-agenda specific comments will follow.
  4. Individuals will be allotted 3 minutes. If a situation arises where time runs short and not everyone can be accommodated in the 45 minute period, anyone who has spoken in public comment within the last three months may lose their time to speak and time would be reduced to 2 or 1 minutes for others, depending on numbers. If a large group wishes to address one subject, they may be asked to coordinate amongst themselves in order to present their subject within a time allotted by the Chair.
  5. Please speak for a maximum of three (3) minutes only. (A timekeeping device will sound a buzzer when your time is up.)
  6. Please DO NOT include names of Saint Paul Public School employees, titles or location names in your remarks for your own legal protection and the legal rights of staff. This includes identifiers such as school name, grade or job title that would identify the individual publicly. Issues related to school district employees should be made in writing and may identify employees by name, title, location, etc.
  7. Please complete a Sign-In Sheet in order to provide a more complete record of your concern/issue for the benefit of administration.

In the spirit of fairness to all participants, we request that you respect the above format. Thank you for sharing your concerns.




Thursday, April 10, 2014 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Room 112 (Left from Front Door)
West 7th Community Center
265 Oneida Street (St. Clair & Oneida)
St. Paul MN


Thursday, April 17, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 p.m
Multi-Purpose Room
North Dale Playground Center
1414 St. Albans Street North (Dale & Arlington)
St. Paul, MN

Thursday, May 8, 2014

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Main Meeting Room off Parking Lot Entrance

Conway Community Recreation Center

2090 Conway Street (Ruth & Conway)

St. Paul MN

The seven board members are elected at large during the general municipal elections held biennially in odd-numbered years; they serve four-year terms. Each year, as required by law, the board elects a chair, a vice-chair, a clerk and a treasurer.

Board of Education meetings are usually held monthly at the District's Administration Building, 360 Colborne.  Minutes of Board meetings (and the  Committee of the Board meetings) are posted to this site after their approval at the following month's Board meeting.  For more information about the Board of Education, call (651) 767-8149.  

If you wish to contact all Board members with a question or concern, please e-mail your question or concern to (Click on address for e-mail form).  This address forwards to all Board members.


Saint Paul Public Schools Board Listening Sessions

Listening sessions provide community members the opportunity to speak directly with Board members on any issue, and for Board members to listen and have informal and respectful dialogue with the community.