The Eden Prairie School Board welcomed three new members and elected a new leadership at its Jan. 4 organizational meeting.
New members elected in November are:
Beth Fletcher, a formal middle school math teacher, past president of the Prairie View Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the District PTO, and a mother of three.
Kim Ross, who served on the School Board from 2008-11, and mentor at Eden Prairie High School.
C. J. Strehl, a father of four students in the Eden Prairie district with a background in finance and accounting.
They join current board members Adam Seidel, Debjyoti “DD” Dwivedy, Aaron Casper, and Veronica Stoltz.
Seidel elected new board chair
Seidel, a board member since 2015 and previously vice chair, was elected the new board chair.
New member Beth Fletcher was elected vice chair; Casper, a member since 2019 was re-elected treasurer; Dwivedy, a member since 2019, was re-elected board clerk.
The board approved salaries for the upcoming year:
Vice Chair: $5,700
Board members: $4,800
Meeting calendar approved; guidelines reviewed
The board approved its meeting calendar through June. All meetings are at 6 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center (ASC). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, community members are not allowed to be in the boardroom. Meetings are live streamed in a room the ASC that allows for appropriate social distancing. Meetings also are broadcast on Zoom Webinar.
Links for the webinars are posted ahead of each meeting on the district’s website at edenpr.org/community/school-board/agendas-and-materials. Meeting videos are also posted in the same location a few days after each meeting.
Community members who want to comment to the board must complete and submit a comment card before the start of the board meeting. They will be allowed three minutes to speak.
Board guidelines advise that no response will be provided to comments at the board meeting but that the board chair or district administration will respond later if follow-up is required.
See complete guidelines at https://www.edenpr.org/community/school-board (below school board member pictures). If you want to communicate with the entire board, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 25 – Regular business meeting followed by a workshop
Feb. 8 – Board workshop
Feb. 22 – Regular business meeting followed by a workshop
March 8 – Board workshop
March 22 – Regular business meeting followed by a workshop
April 12 – Board workshop
April 26 – Regular business meeting followed by a workshop
May 10 – Board workshop
May 24 – Regular business meeting followed by a workshop
June 14 – Board workshop
June 28 – Regular business meeting followed by a workshop
We offer several ways for our readers to provide feedback. Your comments are welcome on our social media posts (Facebook, X, Instagram, Threads, and LinkedIn). We also encourage Letters to the Editor; submission guidelines can be found on our Contact Us page. If you believe this story has an error or you would like to get in touch with the author, please connect with us.