Bloomington School Board members begin new terms

Published on Jan 14, 2020
School Board Photo: Dawn Steigauf, Ally Starks, Shonte Brown, Nelly Korman, Tom Bennett, Heather Starks, Beth Beebe, Mia Olson, Jim Sorum, Superintendent Les Fujitake

Front row L-R: Dawn Steigauf, student representatives Ally Starks and Shonte Brown, Nelly Korman
Back row L-R: Tom Bennett, Heather Starks, Beth Beebe, Mia Olson, Jim Sorum, Superintendent Les Fujitake

Three Bloomington School Board members took the oath of office for a new four-year term during the board’s annual organizational meeting this week. They include returning member Nelly Korman and newcomers Mia Olson and Heather Starks.

Olson and Starks were elected in November to seats on the seven-member board.

Korman, who begins her ninth year, was chosen to chair the School Board this year. Other officers are Tom Bennett, vice chair; Dawn Steigauf, clerk; and Beth Beebe, treasurer.

 School board members also confirmed appointments to a number of state and regional committees:

  • Beebe and Korman to the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) delegate assembly. Beebe will also serve as the MSBA legislative liaison
  • Korman to the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD)
  • Bennett to the Intermediate District 917 Board
  • Sorum to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)

The school board did not increase its $600 per month compensation rate, which has remained the same since 2005.

School board meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The third Monday of each month is held for a meeting, a study session or both if needed. All regular meetings are broadcast on BEC-TV Channel 15. For more information, visit bloomingtonschools.org/school-board.