School Board

The Moorhead School Board acts as a link between the school system and the public. The main roles of the School Board are to set the policies for the management of the district and hire the superintendent, who is responsible for carrying out board policies and providing educational leadership for the district employees and community.

The School Board approves the budget, employs all personnel, acquires and disposes of property, serves as a link between the school system and the public and establishes short- and long-term goals. Board members also serve as liaisons to various district and non-district committees.

The School Board is made up of seven residents of ISD 152.

  • Members are elected at large to four-year terms.

  • Board Members receive $945 per month compensation.

School Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month in the Operations Center Board Room, 1313 30th Avenue South. Special meetings are occasionally scheduled. Confirm dates and times on the website calendar.

Meetings and Minutes

School Board Meetings

Election Box

School Board Elections

Cassidy Bjorklund School Board Member

Cassidy Bjorklund

Chair (2017-2025)
218-284-3468 I
cassidy.bjorklund@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: Citizen Finance Committee, Clay County Joint Powers Collaborative Governance Board (Alternate), Executive Finance Committee, Indian Education Parent Committee (Alternate), Instruction and Curriculum Advisory Committee, Joint Powers Committee, Moorhead Schools Legacy Education Foundation, Moorhead High School, Negotiations and Grievance Committee, Policy Review Committee, S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School, Staff Development Committee and Teacher Evaluation Committee.

Melissa Burgard School Board Member

Melissa Burgard

Vice Chair (2017-2025)
218-284-3469 I
melissa.burgard@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: Community Education Advisory Council, Continuing Education Committee and Policy Review Committee.

Kara Gloe School Board Member

Kara Gloe

Clerk (2017-2023)
218-284-3470 I
kara.gloe@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: District Health Insurance Committee, Health/Safety/Wellness Committee, MSBA Legislative Liaison, Negotiations and Grievance Committee and Teacher Evaluation Committee.

Scott Steffes School Board Member

Scott Steffes

Director (2013-2025)
218-284-3471 I
scott.steffes@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: Activities Advisory Council, Clay County Joint Powers Collaborative Governance Board, Continuing Education Committee, District Health Insurance Committee, District Technology Committee (Alternate), Health/Safety/Wellness Committee (Alternate), Indian Education Parent Committee, Joint Powers Committee, Negotiations and Grievance Committee (Alternate), Robert Asp Elementary School, Sabbatical Leave Committee and Title I District Parent Advisory Committee.

Rachel Stone School Board Member

Rachel Stone

Director (2019-2023)
218-284-3472 I
rachel.stone@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: Horizon Middle School, Instruction and Curriculum Advisory Committee, Red River Area Learning Center, Safe and Healthy Learners Committee and Staff Development Committee.

Matt Valan School Board Member

Matt Valan

Director (2013-2025)
218-284-3473 I
matt.valan@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: Activities Advisory Council, Dorothy Dodds Elementary School, Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Committee, Minnesota State High School League, MSBA Legislative Liaison, Safe and Healthy Learners Committee and Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.

Keith Vogt School Board Member

Keith Vogt

Treasurer (2019-2023)
218-284-3467 I
keith.vogt@moorheadschools.org

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Committee Assignments: Citizen Finance Committee, Community Education Advisory Council, District Technology Committee, Ellen Hopkins Elementary School and Executive Finance Committee.