Governance: School Committee

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. 

School Committee 

2016-17 School Committee Members

  • Christine Salomon, Clerk
  • Evelyn Christian-Ronning, Assistant Clerk
  • John Kraft, Treasurer
  • Laura Krishnan, Recording Clerk
  • John McVea, Member at Large
  • Christina Boyd-Smith
  • Carolyn Carr
  • Chris Dart
  • Becky Flory
  • Cathy Jordan
  • Mary Lilly
  • Leslie  Schiff
  • Jeff Severns Guntzel
  • Kathy  Quick
  • Kate Walthour
  • Sheila  Williams Ridge
  • Andrew Williams

Standing Committees

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

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.


September 2016 Drop-in Office Hours for the FSM Executive Committee

Tuesday mornings 8:30-9:30am, September 17, 20 and 27

In order to provide more opportunities for parents and staff to share ideas, ask questions and find out more about the work of the School Committee and preparations for the Head Search, we are trying a new method of communication. The Clerk and/or Assistant Clerk (Christine Salomon and Evelyn Christian Ronning) will be available in the Spruce room at FSM. They will also be at the first day of school coffee.

Feel free to stop by to ask questions and share concerns or ideas. We'll evaluate the effectiveness of this approach and determine if we'll continue throughout the year.

Questions? Email Christine Salomon SC-clerk@fsmn.org

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