Friends School of Minnesota is a nonprofit corporation. The 16 to 21-member board of directors of Friends School is called the School Committee. The School Committee adopts school policies and is the legal body ultimately responsible for the financial health and operation of the school.
Complete School Committee job description (pdf 69.08 KB)
Friends Council on Education, the national organization of Quaker schools, requires that a Quaker school either be “under the care of” a Quaker Meeting or that the School Committee contain a majority of Quakers. Since FSM is not formally affiliated with a Meeting it adheres to the Quaker majority requirement. Members of Twin Cities Friends Meeting, Minneapolis Friends Meeting, Prospect Hill Friends Meeting, and Cannon Valley Friends Meeting have served on the School Committee.
2015-16 School Committee Members
Cathy Jordan, Clerk
Christine Salomon, Assistant Clerk
Mary Lilly, Recording Clerk
John Kraft, Treasurer
John McVea, Member at Large
Jeff Severns Guntzel
Latrisha Chattin, ex-officio
2015-16 School Committee
front: Chana Ouray, Kathy Quick, Laura Krishnan, Cathy Jordan (Clerk)
back: Lori Ricke, Jeff Severns Guntzle, John McVea (Member at Large),Mary Lilly (Recording Clerk), Chris Dart, John Kraft (Treasurer), Carolyn Carr, Kate Walthour; not pictured: Chris Minns, Leslie Schiff
Much behind-the-scenes work at FSM is done by standing committees of the School Committee. Membership on these committees includes School Committee members, parents, staff, other Quakers and other interested individuals.
Current Standing Committees
Ad hoc committees are formed for a specific task or objective, and dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective. There are no current ad-hoc committees.