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

A better future is never promised — it’s something we have to work toward each day. Part of that is ensuring our children are prepared to take on the world we leave for them, and continue our efforts. Education is about making sure they’re ready for the future. With schools, systems, and communities that offer the right support, all children can find success.

MPS School Board Voter Guide is produced by Great MN Schools and designed by Pollen in partnership with the following partners: Ayada Leads, Citizens League, Isuroon, LatinoLEAD, Northside Achievement Zone, Pillsbury United Communities, Somali American Parent Association. Please note that this voter guide is not associated with any organization’s endorsement; all sponsoring organizations are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. 



The candidates for the Minneapolis Board of Education have different priorities, visions, and ideas about a path to that future. It’s our job to get plugged in, so we can make informed decisions in the voting booth this November — for a school board election that will resonate long beyond 2020.


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


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Residents of Minneapolis — make your voice heard!


Whether you’ve got children or not, you’ve got a role to play in shaping our shared future, and the future beyond ours. Click here for more information on how and where to vote.



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