Friends School of Minnesota is a nonprofit corporation. The board of directors of Friends School of Minnesota is called the School Committee, and is a group of at least 12 but not more than 18 members, at least one-third of whom are Quaker.

The School Committee adopts school policies and is the legal body ultimately responsible for the financial health and operation of the school.

FSMN is a member of the Friends Council on Education (FCE), the national organization of Quaker schools. FCE helps Quaker schools continue to explore and strengthen their Quaker identity through FCE’s Self-Study and Membership Renewal Process, which FSMN conducted in 2018-19.  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

2023-2024 School Committee Members

Chuck Gillen O’Neel, Clerk
Jenni Bratulich, Assistant Clerk
David Bael, Treasurer
James Farnsworth, Recording Clerk

Andrea Hasan
Andrew Rutledge
Cindy Garcia
Elizabeth Lukanen
Gerry Ronning
Graham Ojala-Barbour
Jody McCardle
Joe Mueller – Ex officio 
Linda Coffin
Shalini Gupta
Suzette Huovinen

Complete School Committee job description (PDF)

Standing Committees

Standing committees of the School Committee do much of the behind-the-scenes work at FSMN. 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.

Bylaws of Friends School of Minnesota

Current bylaws.

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