ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Employees of the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools District 196 are joining school districts all across Minnesota to celebrate School Board Recognition Week Feb. 20-24 to honor local board members for the work they do on behalf of children and residents in the communities they serve.
"We are extremely fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable, committed and caring School Board members in District 196," said Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. "It takes strong schools to build a strong community and these board members are devoted to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a high level."
The District 196 School Board is responsible for developing policy to ensure the proper care, management and control of district affairs, and supporting the district's mission of educating all students to reach their full potential.
The seven members of the District 196 School Board have a combined 106 years of service on the board:
- Chairperson Jackie Magnuson, 28 years;
- Vice Chairperson Gary Huusko, 6 years;
- Clerk Joel Albright, 13 years;
- Treasurer Bob Schutte, 24 years;
- Director Art Coulson, 9 years;
- Director Mike Roseen, 26 years, and
- Director Sachin Isaacs joined the board in September 2016.
School Board Recognition Week is set by the Minnesota School Boards Association as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected school board plays in our society.
District 196 serves approximately 27,000 students in early childhood, K-12 and special education programs combined, and offers community education programs for residents of all ages. District 196 includes all or part of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Empire and Vermillion townships. For more information, visit www.district196.org.