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Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Public School District will hold its election on Tuesday June 11, 2024, for the purpose of election four (4) members of the School Board, to serve terms of four (4) years each, and to determine whether a record of the school board proceedings must be published in the official newspaper of the district (NDCC 15.1-09-31). The election will be held in conjunction with the State Primary Election at the polling places and times established by Grand Forks County.

The Board positions up for election are currently held by Amber Flynn, Eric Lunn, Jeff Manley, and Cynthia Shabb.

Information from the North Dakota Secretary of State on running for a school district office is found here.

Candidates interested in seeking election to the Grand Forks Public Schools District School Board must complete and sign the Candidate Filing Form, Statement of Interest, and Campaign Disclosure Statement and submit all documents to the School District Business Manager at the Mark Sanford Education Center, 2400 47th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday April 8, 2024.

Please download the three documents listed below for completion. The required documents are also available for pick up at the Mark Sanford Education Center.

Statement of Interests

Candidate Filing Form

Campaign Disclosure Statement

Notice is hereby given that the drawing for the placement of candidate names on the ballot will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 4:01 p.m. at the Mark Sanford Education Center

If you have any questions regarding the election and filing requirements, please contact Business Manager, Brandon Baumbach, at 701-746-2200 or

About the Grand  Forks School Board

Grand Forks Public Schools is governed by a 9-member school board, elected at large on the second Tuesday of June in each even numbered year. Members take office at the annual school board meeting in July.

Responsibilities & Time Expectations of School Board Members

Grand Forks School Board members are obligated to fulfill legal and civic responsibilities. Each Board member is compensated for their service.

The list below is an overview of some responsibilities and time expectations of Board members.

  • Regular Board Meetings - 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m. generally 1 - 3 hours each. Work sessions and Special Board meetings may be held from time to time.
  • Board members will actively participate in committee meetings and serve as a link between the school and the community in their role as a school liaison.
  • North Dakota State School Board Association (NDSBA) Conference, Bismarck - 2-day conference in October each year.