The work to move Minneapolis toward a better future is deeply intertwined with how we teach our children. Education is a tool that not only prepares them for that future, but empowers them to help shape it. 

The Minneapolis Board of Education plays a major role in shaping the education system in our city, though the role our community can play in shaping the Board often goes unrecognized. 


The candidates for the Board of Education have different priorities, visions, and ideas about the future of education in Minneapolis. It’s our job to get plugged in, so we can make informed decisions. With schools, systems, and communities that offer the right support, all children can find success. Let’s do our part.


All Minneapolis residents can vote for an at-large candidate, but you can also vote for a district specific candidate. To see who is on your ballot click here


MPS School Board Voter Guide is produced by Great MN Schools and designed by Pollen in partnership with the following partners: Ayada Leads, Centro Tyrone Guzman, EdAllies, Educators for Excellence, Fannie Education Alliance, Isuroon, Joyce Preschool, Lead the Way Minnesota, League of Women Voters – Minneapolis, Little Earth Residents Association, Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, National Parents Union, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Uplift MN, Voices for Racial Justice, Way to Grow, and Your Vote, Our Future. Please note that this voter guide is not associated with any organization’s endorsement; all sponsoring organizations are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. 




Claire Kat Erickson
Claire Kat Erickson is a painter, animator, maker, and embroiderer. She lives and works in rural Wisconsin but collaborates with artists from around the world. She is currently working on a solo show. Her work focuses on black identity, and features the people she has met while traveling, working, and dreaming.