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Fridley School Board

The School Board serves as the governing body of Fridley Public Schools District 14 and, within established state guidelines and regulations, determines the educational, financial, and administrative programs and policies under which the district functions.

The Board welcomes and encourages communications from district residents. Communication may take the form of personal or written contacts with members of the board or the district administration. If you wish to offer input, ask a question, or discuss a concern, you may leave a message at the Board Message Line at 763-502-5060, or the superintendent's office at 763-502-5001.

In most cases, concerns or questions about Fridley Public Schools can be most effectively handled by district staff who have specific knowledge about the topic. 

If your concern or questions is related to:

  • Classroom Issues: Please contact your student’s classroom teacher first. If you need further assistance resolving, please contact the school principal.
  • School Issues: Please contact the school’s principal first. If you need further assistance resolving, please contact the superintendent 763-502-5001.
  • District level issues: Please contact the administrator responsible for the relevant area. If you need further assistance resolving, please contact the superintendent 763-502-5001.

School Board Priorities for Operational Improvement

  1. Ensure districtwide high-level school performance through review and inquiry.
  2. Alignment of policies, procedures, and performance that support best practices linked to high levels of student achievement.
  3. Alignment of policies, procedures, and performance that foster an equitable, welcoming, safe, and respectful environment for students, staff, teachers and community.
  4. Protect and direct Fridley Public Schools' financial stability through long-range planning and oversight.
  5. Continuous improvement of parent, school and community partnerships through public engagement.

Nikki Auna
Vice Chair
Term expires January 2026

nikole.auna@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Community Ed Advisory Council, Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD)- alternate

 

Sara Jones
Director
Term expires January 2028

sara.jones@fridley.k12.mn.us 
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
District Advisory Council, Northeast Metro School District 916

Jake Karnopp
Chair

Term expires January 2028

jake.karnopp@fridley.k12.mn.us 
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), Fridley Schools Foundation, Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)

Erik Keeler
Treasurer

Term expires January 2028

erik.keeler@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Representative, Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD)- alternate

Ross Meisner
Clerk
Term expires January 2026

ross.meisner@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Northwest Suburban Integration School District, Schools for Equity in Education (SEE)-alternate

Avonna Starck 
Director
Term expires January 2026

avonna.starck@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5060

Contact the School Board

By email: The school board’s group email address is SchoolBoard@fridley.k12.mn.us. When you use this email address, your message will go to every school board member, with a copy going to the superintendent.

By mail or phone: Questions or comments for the school board can be mailed or left via phone:

Fridley School Board
6000 West Moore Lake Drive | Fridley, MN 55432
Tel: 763-502-5060

School Board Meetings

Regular meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th Street NE, Fridley, MN.

5:30 p.m. Work Session
7:00 p.m. Public Forum
7:30 p.m. Business Meeting