ISD 279 LogoInterested district residents are encouraged to apply for appointment to complete the remainder of a four-year term of a board member who resigned. The term of the appointment runs until January 2019.

Qualified candidates are persons who are eligible voters; are at least 21 years of age at the time they would be seated by appointment; have resided in the School District for at least 30 days at the time of application; and are otherwise allowed to hold the office.

Membership on the school board requires attendance at a variety of meetings held every month, as well as participation on committees and other assignments. Regular meetings are held monthly (typically the third Tuesday). Work sessions and negotiations strategy sessions are also held once or twice a month, respectively. Typically, members may devote anywhere from 20-40 hours per month studying issues, attending meetings, and communicating with residents. View the school board meeting schedule.

Following board screening, the top three applicants will be invited to address the school board at a special meeting on April 24, at 6 p.m. At that same meeting, the board is expected to identify and then take formal action to appoint their candidate of choice. Following a mandatory 30-day waiting period, the appointed candidate will take the oath of office and begin service on June 5.

How to apply:

  • Apply online. Update: The application deadline has passed; the online application is no longer available.
  • Download and complete/return a hard copy application. Update: The application deadline has passed; the online application is no longer available.
  • PIck up an application from the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Avenue North, Maple Grove MN  55369 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 763-391-7003; lincolns@district279.org).

All applications must be received by no later than Tuesday, April 3, 4:30 p.m. (postmarks not accepted).

Applicant information packet

robin moe and students at build em and bust em eventFor the second year in a row, Osseo Area Schools was well represented at the Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em event, held Feb. 23 at the University of Minnesota.

Sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, this annual event challenges participants to create bridges using toothpicks and glue. Structures are judged on their strength, creativity, weight and aesthetics. Nearly 100 Osseo students participated this year, representing Basswood, Birch Grove, Fernbrook, Park Brook, Rush Creek, and Woodland elementary schools.  

When the final bridges were busted, several students from Osseo Area Schools took home awards, including (click students' names for photos):

“I utilize the Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em process to encourage thinkers to be creative with their use of mathematical, scientific and technological concepts,” said Robin Moe, talent development, academic challenge and gifted support specialist at Edinbrook and Woodland elementary schools. “As students reflect upon engineering concepts in their design of a bridge…they inevitably experience many failures which help to develop confidence as learners. It is important for them to recognize failure as a learning tool, as well as acknowledge a need to maintain a growth mindset in all they do as lifelong learners.”

PHOTO: Robin Moe—talent development, academic challenge and gifted support specialist at Woodland Elementary—poses with the Woodland students who competed at the 2018 Build 'Em & Bust 'Em event at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 23.