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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Ave NW
Austin, MN  55912

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

2024 School Board Elections

To determine whether being a school board member is right for you, you'll want to understand the duties and responsibilities of this nonpartisan position, the legal requirements for running for and holding office, and the process for running for election. You'll also want to consider the personal attributes needed to be an effective board member, including understanding the code of ethics by which you must abide once elected.

Policy Governance Model

As elected representatives on the Austin School Board, members make decisions about the district's policies, programs, people, and infrastructure. To provide the greatest possible education for all of our students, they keep the best interests of our school district in mind. Our new video highlights how the School Board's policy governance model operates.

What can you do to be ready to join the APS School Board?

You may want to consider meeting with the superintendent and school board chair to learn about the expectations of school board members in our school district. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please call the Superintendent's Office at 507-460-1900.

Election Process

The school board of Austin Public Schools has seven members who are elected at large, to four-year terms. Elections for school board members are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years.

The next election is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

A candidate for the school board must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years old at the time the term of office begins in January
  • Have resided in the school district for 30 days prior to the election
  • Be an eligible voter, which includes the requirement that the individual be a citizen of the U.S

Affidavits of candidacy are available from the District Office at 401 3rd Ave NW, Austin, during the filing period. The filing fee for this office is $2.00. A candidate for school board must not have any other affidavit on file for any other elected office during the same general election.

Filing dates are July 30 - August 13

School Board election results from previous elections are available on the Minnesota Secretary of State website .

School Board Meeting Schedule

All regular meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. (unless noted) and are held in the AHS Annex Recital Hall at 205 4th St NW (unless noted). The agenda is posted on the website three days prior to each meeting.