Robbinsdale Area Schools, Independent School District 281, is governed by a seven member School Board. Each member is elected at large to four-year terms. Board members are elected in even-numbered years, taking their seats in January.
The Board is responsible for developing policy to ensure proper care, management and control of district affairs, supporting the Unified District Vision and Equity Policy. The Board’s job is to represent, lead and serve the school district community and to govern the organization by establishing expectations for student achievement and quality operational performance, and by monitoring actual performance against those expectations. Board members also serve appointments on numerous district-wide councils and committees, and state organizations. Click here to view the 2020 School Board committee assignments.
Update: School Board Election 2020
The School Board election will take place Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Three of the seven at-large positions on the School Board are up for election (four-year terms). The period for filing affidavits of candidacy is Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - August 11, 2020. Click here to view the Notice of Filing Dates for Election to the School Board.
Important filing information for candidates:
1. Click here for the campaign filing packet information on the Secretary of State's website. Additional information is also available on the Hennepin County's Election page.
2. File online: email notarized affidavit of candidacy to the district's Election Clerk; click here to pay the $2 filing fee
3. Contact the district's Election Clerk, to make an appointment to file and/or for notary service at the Education Service Center (ESC). A face covering is required.
4. Please note ESC will have major electrical work completed the week July 28 - July 31, 2020. ESC will remain open for business during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
** Click the School District Elections tab below for additional information about campaign financial reporting requirements.
** Click here for the complete 2020 Minnesota Campaign Manual which provides details on filing for office and campaign financial reporting requirements.
For additional information, please contact:
Robbinsdale Area Schools Election Clerk
4148 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55427