At its January 11 meeting, the Board approved an open application process to fill the vacancy on the Northfield Board of Education created by Anne Maple’s resignation. Ms. Maple’s term on the Northfield School Board would have expired December 31, 2016. Interested individuals will complete an application. The deadline for submitting an application is February 1, 2016.

The application consists of three basic questions: why do you want to serve on the School Board; what is your experience relative to the Northfield School District; and what is your experience working within a group or board-type setting. Applications are due Monday, February 1.

A subcommittee of three School Board members will then review the applications and make a recommendation to the full Board at its February 8, 2016 meeting. Immediately preceding the February 8 Regular School Board meeting, a public hearing will be held to hear public testimony from persons residing in the Northfield School District relating to the qualifications of prospective appointees to fill the School Board vacancy. The person selected will serve on the School Board from February 8, 2016 through December 31, 2016. To access School Board member qualifications and the application, click here or contact Donita Delzer at 507.663.0629 or at