Facility Forums & Learning Environment Presentations

Our board is hard at work developing the ideal learning environment for our students. Our board meeting minutes from the last 16 months hold detailed information about the strategy that has guided our process, and decisions made so far.

Since November 2016, we have held Community Forums to inform families on current work to develop our learning environment and facility. Link here to a folder that holds the presentations and community forum notes!  

Board Meetings

All Board Meetings and Board Committee Meetings are open to the public and are posted on the Great River School Calendar. 

Board Documentation

All Board Documents are available to the public here.

  • Board Minutes:   Minutes of Board Meetings are found in the following Month's Folder within the Consent Agenda Folder.
  • Board Agendas:  Agendas are located in the Month Folder in which the meeting is occurring.  
    Agendas are also attached to the meeting on the Great River School Calendar and posted in the lobby of Great River.
  • Financials:  Finances are reported monthly and are located in each Month's Folder.  Great River finances are audited annually.

Board Committees

The Great River Board has the following committees: Executive, Board Operations (Policies), Resources (Finance, Development & Facility), and Student Experience.

Board Members

List of current board members and their contact information.

Contact the Executive Committee

Contact Great River School Board's Executive Committee by emailing executive@greatriverschool.org .


Election 2017

The election cycle is upon us! It is time once again for the election for the Great River School Board - the fine folks that manage and direct the strategy of Great River School. The Board is comprised of parents, faculty and members of the community who serve on a volunteer basis.  

This is an opportunity for each of us as community members to participate in the direction of the school.  Board applications, timeline for the election process, and more will be posted on the Great River School announcements blog by Friday, February 10

Board elections will be held during spring conferences, March 16 - 17.

For the 2017-2018 Board, three faculty, one parent, and one community member seats are up for election. It is also possible to volunteer for the Board Operations Committee, the Resources Committee, or the Student Experience Committee.

If you are at all interested in running for a seat on the board or joining a board committee, contact the Board Operations committee (Julie Gleason, chair and parent member) at opsboard@greatriverschool.org.

Board Application

Board Election Policy


February 21: Board Applications due

February 22: Board Operations members review candidate applications confirming eligibility

March 2: Candidate bios and ballots available on GRS website

                Jennifer Fischer bio (parent)

                Sheila Sullivan bio (teacher)

                Andrea Christensen Zdenek bio (teacher)

March 12 - 17: Election Week (Conferences March 16 - 17)

March 17: Votes tallied confirming eligibility of voters

March 22: Election results submitted to Board

June 15: Outgoing, current, and incoming board members meet together at Annual Meeting

Get involved!

Volunteering at the school, serving on a committee, staying connected through school communications, and joining in events and the work of the Parent Engagement Group are all vital ways to support Great River School! 


If you have questions about policies, email policy@greatriverschool.org.

Plans and Handbooks

IB (International Baccalaureate) Policies

State Required Posting