Board Members

  • About

    The school board is the governing body of the school district, and the six members are local citizens elected to four-year teams. Members are required to comply with laws and regulations enacted by the Minnesota Legislature and the Minnesota Department of Education. The board approves budgets, hires staff, establishes curriculum and determines policy.

    Role of the School Board

    Board Members

    school board Pictured left to right: Andy Bohnsack, Chuck Nelson, Bill Aho, Dave Sangren, Cindy Miller, and Kathy Grochow.

    Bill Aho - Chair

    "My goal is to help ensure that the Dassel Cokato School District remains true in our community values and that each action is absolutely best for our students. As a board member, I believe in being accessible and receptive to dialog from all students, parents, community members, and staff, that input, and discussion from outside the board room shapes the right decisions within."

    Kathy Grochow - Vice Chair

    "My goal is to serve with others to provide good oversight and direction that can lead us in unimaginable ways that impact the future success of young people and strengthens our community as a whole. I believe in the Dassel-Cokato School district, its teachers, and in the development of well-rounded students who can think, lead, and advocate through access to excellent Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Activities. "

    Chuck Nelson - Clerk

    "My goal as a member of this board is to uphold the history of high-quality education which has been the standard for decades past. In order to achieve this, I believe it remains the responsibility of not only the faculty and administration, but also the School Board, and citizens of the community to work together to focus on areas of improvement and make any changes necessary to maintain this high-quality learning environment for our students."

    Dave Sangren - Treasurer

    "As a board member, I am here to serve and be available to our community, students, and district employees. My goal is to help provide direction through planning, goal setting, and upholding our community's values and district's mission. I want to ensure opportunities to all students by preparing them with life lessons and becoming successful contributors to their families and communities."


    Cindy Miller - Director

    "My goal as a board member is to celebrate, strengthen, and support the students and staff of Dassel Cokato Public Schools.  Our schools are the heart and soul of our communities, representing all that unites us and the differences in our midst.  With that premise in mind, I will work cooperatively with board members, parents, and the community to uphold the exceptional educational experience that is and has been the protocol for Dassel Cokato Schools. Together, we can continue this standard of excellence as we move forward."

    Andy Bohnsack- Director

    "In partnership with our communities and district staff, my goal as a board member is to promote academic excellence by putting students first in everything we do.  I will work cooperatively to build transparency and trust as we responsibly allocate taxpayer funds.  The strength of our communities lies in the families and individuals that choose to live here.  I feel its important for me to be available to answer questions, address concerns, and help develop big ideas for our district's future."

Meeting Schedule

  • Regular monthly School Board meetings take place on the fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted.  Regular board meetings are held in the High School Media Center

    Special meetings take place on the second Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Special board meetings are held in the District Office Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

    Both meetings will be held at 6:00pm.

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