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Learn About Serving on the School Board

There are six members of the Big Lake School Board each serving four-year terms. Every two years, three members are up for re-election. The terms of Dan Nygaard, Tim Hayes and Tonya Reasoner will be up on December 31. To be placed on the ballot during the November election, the filing date begins on July 31 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 14.


To be placed on the ballot you must:


  1. Be at least 21 years old on assuming office
  2. Be an eligible voter
  3. Be a school district resident for at least 30 days prior to the election
  4. Not be registered as a convicted sex offender
  5. Not earn more than $8,000 per fiscal year as a district employee


To be on the ballot, a candidate must file an affidavit of candidacy with the school district clerk, which will be notarized at the time of receipt and pay a filing fee of $2.00. Forms can be picked up at the district office located in the high school between 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Anyone with questions about the filing process should call Administrative Assistant Kim Johnson at 763-262-5218.


For anyone wanting to know more about being on the school board, a meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 in the Teaching and Learning Room across from the swimming pool in the high school. The meeting will be conducted by board Chairperson Dan Nygaard and Superintendent Steve Westerberg.  Anyone interested in learning more about being a school board member is encouraged to attend.