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.
Pictured left to right: Andy Engh, Andy Bohnsack, Bonni Halverson, Jenna Kantola, Dave Sangren, Cindy Miller
Andy Engh - Board Chair
"My goal as a member of the school board is to work with all members of the district and community to achieve our common goal, which is the success of our students. It is important for me to uphold our community values, hear all thoughts and ideas, and help guide decisions that will give our students opportunities to succeed in whatever direction they choose after graduation. I believe in Dassel Cokato Schools' mission and look forward to serving you."
Dave Sangren - Vice Chair
"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 the 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."
Terms: 2017-2020, 2021-2024
Cindy Miller - Clerk
"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."
Bonni Halverson - Treasurer
"My goal as a Dassel Coakto School Board member is to create a positive experience for all students and staff at the Dassel Cokato School District. I want to gain the trust of the Community that chose me to represent them by having the interest of the Students of our District First while valuing the beliefs and values of our Community. I chose to run for the school board to help make a difference in the lives of the students, staff, and the community. I believe my role as a DC School Board Member is to LISTEN to and RESPOND to the Community's concerns and help carry out the District's Priorities to the Public and also be a constant support for staff to allow them to teach our students to the best of their ability. "
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."
Jenna Kantola - Director
"My goal as a school board member is to faithfully serve the Dassel-Cokato community in the duties elected. As a first-year member, I believe that can best be carried out by seeking out learning opportunities, listening to stakeholders, and asking questions to better understand."
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 5:00pm.