School Board Election 2022

Meet the Candidates: 2022 School Board Election Voter Guide


On behalf of the Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors, we are issuing a call for nominations for the 2022 Board of Directors election. Please read on for more information regarding the election process.

Board of Directors Composition

Currently, the Board is made up of six teacher seats and five parent/community member seats. For the 2022 election, the following seats will be open for election:

  • Three teacher seats
  • Two parent/community member seats

The Nomination Process

The Board of Directors asks that you nominate yourself or other individuals with the competence and vision to provide skilled leadership for the Academy. Any member of the corporation, parent or staff, may submit a nomination. To submit a nomination, please complete the Nomination Form below. This form is also available through the Eagle Ridge Academy website under the Board tab.

2022 Board Election Nomination Form

Nominations are due on or before Friday, March 25, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.

Board Member Election Process

Once nominations are received, the election process will follow this sequence:

  • All nominees will receive an information packet containing a detailed description of the requirements of Board service as well as details for accepting the nomination, including a candidate questionnaire.
  • A completed questionnaire, submitted by the April 5, 2022, 4:00 p.m. deadline, is the individual’s official notification that they accept the nomination.
  • An Election Guide with information on all candidates, their qualifications, and their views as stated in the candidate questionnaires will be available on April 8, 2022 on the official election site as well as posted on the Eagle Ridge Academy website for review.
  • A Candidate Forum will be held on April 21, 2022 at 6:00 p.m, location TBD. This forum will provide an opportunity to meet and question all the candidates who are running for election. All candidates are encouraged to take part in this forum.
  • The official election will open on April 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. All eligible voters will receive an individualized ballot passcode and log-in information as well as further directions via email. All votes must be cast no later than April 25, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Official results will be announced at the Annual Board Meeting on April 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Nomination Considerations

Please be mindful of the skills and attributes that are desirable for members of the Board of Directors. It is important to nominate people with these skills and attributes so that the Board has a broad range of expertise to call upon as it charts the school’s future.

These include:

  • A Commitment to the Academy’s Classical Mission and Vision
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Education
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Governance/Law
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising
  • Strategic Planning

Additional points to consider:

  • Board members can expect to spend roughly 12-15 hours per month contributing to Board efforts through meetings and assignments.
  • If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please discuss the nomination with that person so that she or he is aware of the nomination.

Thank you for giving this election your careful thought and attention. Participating in this cornerstone of our country’s system of government is an excellent way to exercise and model true citizenship.

Election Communications

Please note that all communications regarding this year’s election will take place primarily through email. If you do not have access to email, please contact the school office at 952-746-7760 so that other arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions about the election, please contact Matthew Berg, Board of Directors Election Coordinator.

Annual Board Meeting: April 26, 2022


2022 Candidate Guide

2022 Election News Communication

SCHOOL BOARD NEWS: 2017 School Board Election

Election Results (Posted 4.26.2017)

2017 Voter Guide

Be sure to join us to meet the candidates in person at the Board of Directors Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will take place at Eagle Ridge Academy and will stream live on the Academy’s Facebook page for those unable to attend the event in person.

SCHOOL BOARD NEWS: 2016 School Board Election

2016 Election Announcement
2016 Election Summary

Board of Directors 2016 Election Communication (5.18.16)

The 2016 Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors election will begin on Wednesday, April 20th. For more information on the election process and the candidates running for the board please, click here for the revised 2016 Election Guide.

2016 Call for Nominations Letter

2016 Eagle Ridge Academy Board Nomination Form

School Board Election 2014

Eagle Ridge Academy Board Candidate Questionnaire (posted 7/2/14)

Board of Directors 2014 Annual Election
*2014 School Board Official Election Results (posted 6.2.14)
*Call for Nominations Letter
*Community Email 2014
*Voter Information Guide
*5.19.14 Letter from the Board Chair

Video of School Board Candidate Forum – held April 24th – 7:00pm
Segment 1: “What about Eagle Ridge Academy’s mission is most important to you?”

Segment 2: “Identify an important issue facing our academy and describe how you would go about solving it.”

Segment 3: “Why do you want to run for the Board and what skills do you bring to the job?”

Segment 4: “As this is an active, working Board, what is your ability and willingness to work beyond just attending meetings?”

Segment 5: “If you could shape ERA into your ideal school, describe what ERA would look like in 10 years. How would it differ from today?”

Segment 6: “What ideas do you have to promote retention of our best teachers?”

Segment 7: “How do you think ERA should help support parents to teach this Classical education?”

Segment 8: “Do you believe children receiving Special Education services can be successful in a Classical education model?”

Segment 9: “As a Board member, what would you do to build the level of involvement among constituents – most importantly the parent community?”

Segment 10: “Given that a large number of students leave ERA well before 12th grade, what will you do to help grow and improve our high school?”