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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.
     


 

Abdisalam Adam
Director

Term Expires January 2024

abdisalam.adam@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), liaison to Fridley Community Center

Jake Karnopp
Director

Term Expires January 2024

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

School Board Representation
District Wellness Committee, Metro ECSU (Educational Cooperative Service Unit), Northwest Suburban Integration District (NWSISD) liaison to Hayes Elementary

Donna Prewedo
Board Chair 
Term Expires January 2024

Donna.prewedo@fridley.k12.mn.us 
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Community Ed Advisory Council, District Re-licensure Committee, liaison to Stevenson Elementary

 

Avonna Starck 
Treasurer 
Term Expires January 2022

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

School Board Representation
Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), District Advisory Council (Special Education, Title Indian Education), Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Representative, liaison to Fridley Middle School

Carol Thornton
Clerk
Term Expires January 2022

Carol.thornton@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5060

School Board Representation
Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), 
liaison to the ALC

 

Gao Nue Xiong
Interim Board Member

Term Expires December 2020

Gaonue.xiong@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 e-mail 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