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School Board Elections

2022 School Board Elections

Independent School District 77 (Mankato Area Public Schools) serves the greater Mankato area located in portions of Blue Earth, Nicollet, and LeSueur counties. The district is governed by a seven-member School Board elected at-large by district residents.

Board members serve four-year terms. The superintendent is appointed by the Board and serves as the Board’s agent. Board meetings are held regularly with the dates, places, and times published on our website.

Candidates who wish to place their names on the ballot may pick up the necessary forms in the district's deputy clerk office located in the Superintendent’s Office in Suite 2 on the first floor of the Intergovernmental Center at 10 Civic Center Plaza. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a $2 filing fee for the school district office and an affidavit of candidacy must be submitted to the deputy clerk during the posted filing period. 

A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of this school district for 30 days before the election, must not be a registered sex offender and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same general election.

School Board Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Filing Period:  7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

At the general election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.  A special election shall be held in conjunction with the general election where one (1) member will be elected to the School Board for a term of two (2) years.


Filing Packet includes:

Affidavit of Candidacy Campaign Financial Report Reporting Dates
School Board Candidate Background Campaign Financial Report Certification of Filing
Candidate Name Pronunciation Form Campaign Financial Report 
Candidates Memo Campaign Manual

For more information on becoming a school board member, please visit this page on the Minnesota School Boards Association web site.
Questions regarding this information may be directed to Becky Bailey


All meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Mankato Room at the Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minnesota.

World's Best Workforce Meeting
Civic Center Plaza
School Board Meeting
Civic Center Plaza
Community Coffee & Conversation w/School Board
Kennedy Elementary Media Center