February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024 - Updated February 26 to reflect new interview times of 5:30p on March 6 and 7 (instead of the original time of 4:15p)

This email was sent to ISD 748 families and staff.

ISD 748 families and staff:

Our superintendent search process is nearing the interview phase. The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA), our consultant during the superintendent search process, has compiled the confidential applications for school board members to review and prepare for our interviews in March. 

ISD 748 Community involvement
The school board will continue to reference the Stakeholder Summary Report (click to view) and are grateful for the parents/guardians, staff member, community, student, business owner/agricultural, and other individuals who completed it between December 11-January 15. 

The ISD 748 community is invited to attend interviews that are in person only. The interviews -  not livestreamed or recorded - will begin at 5:30p (updated as of 2/26/24) 4:15p at Sartell High School on the following days:

  • Wednesday, March 6 - First round of interviews 
  • Thursday, March 7 - First round of interviews
  • Monday, March 11 - Second/final round of interviews

Another opportunity for public involvement is during the final interviews on March 11. At the February 8 training, school board members requested the group dynamic consist of 6 staff members (1 from each building); 5 parents/guardians; 2 community members; 1 student; 1 principal; and 1 staff member from the Sartell Education Association. 

Interest form to serve on Monday, March 11
Parents/guardians and community members who would like to serve on Monday, March 11 need to commit to the following:

  • Attend all interviews on Monday, March 11 (approximately 4 hours)
  • Arrive by 5:15p for interviews that begin at 5:30p (updated as of 2/26/24) 4p for interviews that begin at 4:15p 
  • Share feedback about each candidate’s strengths and opportunities for growth via an online tool provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) on March 11. The feedback will be collected by MSBA immediately following interviews and provided to school board members for review prior to their final deliberations. 
  • Complete this interest form by 5p on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Staff from MSBA will inform those who were randomly chosen the week of March 4. 

Thank you for your commitment to Sartell-St. Stephen Public Schools and your interest in this process. 


Tricia Meling
Sartell-St. Stephen School Board