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The Board
There are nine school board members. The terms are three years long. There is no limit to the number of terms a Board Member may serve. The election is typically held the second Tuesday in June. Board Members receive $4,000 in annual compensation for service.

The Board elects officers at the annual meeting in July. Officers include President and Vice President.

The School Board is the policy-making body for the school district. They set policies for management of the district that the superintendent and the district staff then carry out. The School Board approves the budget; establishes goals and priorities; acquires and disposes of property; serves as a link between the school system and the public; and interprets educational needs and concerns of the community. In addition to attending board meetings, Board Members serve as liaisons to various district and non-district committees.

The School Board acts officially only as a corporate group. An individual School Board member has no authority outside of a formally called Board meeting. No one acts in the name of the Board except when authorized by the Board to do so.

School Board Members

10 months ago

Dr. Tim Rector

Term Expires: 2022

Lori Furaus

Term Expires: 2022

Ross Munns

Term Expires: 2022

Marnie Piehl

Term Expires: 2020

Bob Klemisch

Term Expires: 2020

Kama Hoovestol

Term Expires: 2020

Sheldon Wolf

Vice President
Term Expires: 2021

Caroline Kozojed

Term Expires: 2021

Rick Horn

Term Expires: 2021

Mandan Public Schools Standing Committees

Facilities & Finance

(Objectives – Instructional Resources & Technology; School Facilities & Transportation; Financial Processes)

Policy & Personnel

(Objectives – Human Resources; Policy)

Student Achievement

(Objectives – Curriculum; Instruction; Environments)

Public Participation
A scheduled time for public participation has been placed on the agenda at MPS Board of Education general meetings. The Board desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens throughout the district. Individuals wishing to address the Board are requested to make arrangements with the Board President or the Superintendent prior to the meeting. Comments should be made to the Board and not to individuals in the audience and be related to school operations and programs. The Board will not hear personal complaints against any person connected with the school district. Comments must address topics that are on the agenda. If a citizen would like to add a topic to the school board agenda, arrangements must be made no later than Thursday prior to the meeting. The Board reserves the right to eliminate or restrict the time allowed for public participation. The Board requests that comments are limited to five (5) minutes or less. Groups of individuals addressing a common concern are asked to designate a spokesperson.

Superintendent's Corner

6 months ago

Dr. Mike Bitz

Welcome to the Mandan Public School website. The Mandan School District educates over 4,000 students in grades Pre K-12 and employs about 630 people, which includes 326 teachers. The district has one high school (grades 9-12), one middle school (grades 6-8), six elementary schools (grades K-5), an alternate high school for grades 10-12 and five preschool special education classrooms. It is our intent to create an environment in our schools that challenges every student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and productive citizens in today’s global society. A close working relationship between teachers and parents is necessary for this to be accomplished.