YOU CAN FILE TO RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD STARTING JULY 30

Filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board members of Crookston Independent School District 593 will begin on July 30, 2024, and close at 5:00 p.m. on August 13, 2024. 

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. At that election, three members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four years each. 

Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 402 Fisher Avenue, Suite 593, Crookston, Minnesota. The filing fee is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. 

“As a school board member, you are expected to come to at least one school board meeting a month, and if you serve on committees, maybe it’s the finance committee or the curriculum committee, then you are expected to attend those meetings as well,” said Crookston Superintendent Randy Bergquist. “I’m really looking forward to having individuals come out and try to get on the ballot. If anybody has any specific questions regarding what a school board member does, you can reach out to me. If anybody has any other specific questions, Marilyn in our district office is very knowledgeable on this as well.”

The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the school district clerk’s office, and the filing fee must be paid by 5:00 p.m. on August 13, 2024. The district office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.