CMES School Board Election Information

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary, as a Minnesota Charter School, is required to hold elections for its school board. The 2018 election will take place on May 15, which is also the day of the school's Annual Board Meeting.

To learn more about the candidates, who is eligible to vote, and how to vote, review the 2017 Voting Guide. According to MN Stat 124D.10 Subd. 4(d), eligible voters for a charter school board of directors are faculty and staff members employed at the school, all parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in the school, and board members.

Interested in Serving on the CMES Board?
We are looking for individuals who value the mission of Cornerstone and are willing to make a commitment to share their talents and expertise in support of the school. We embrace and value the unique experiences and perspectives of our diverse community, and we strive to reflect this diversity on our board. That said, board members do not advocate for their own personal interests or causes, nor do they “represent” any particular group. Board members are stewards of the school, willing to think strategically and work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of Cornerstone.

Board Nomination Information To learn more about Board Service and how to nominate yourself or someone else, please review the following documents in the Board Election Document section.

  • Board Election Letter to Parents, Families, & Staff
  • Board of Trustees Job Description
  • Board of Trustees Nomination Form

If you have any questions about serving on the Cornerstone Montessori Elementary Board of Directors, please contact Liz Coenen, Board Chair, or any of the current board members. Our email addresses are on the Board Member Contact Page of the website.

Once the nominations have been affirmed by the Board of Directors, a Voting Guide will be distributed to all eligible voters on  in preparation for election. The Voting Guide will include profiles of each candidate, along with detailed information on the election procedures.  According to MN Stat 124D.10 Subd. 4(d), eligible voters for a charter school board of directors are faculty and staff members employed at the school, all parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in the school, and board members.


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