School Board

The District 656 School Board represents community residents dedicated to providing a quality education for District children. Over the years, the School Board has recognized and faced some tough challenges, but through strong leadership and wise management, District 656 continues its tradition of excellence. The School Board is a policy-making body. They set the policies under which the Leadership Team guides the school system.

Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all meetings of the Faribault Public Schools (ISD 656) school board will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021 - Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means - until further notice.

Consistent with the federal and state guidance, the board chair has determined that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent because of the current pandemic. As a result, Faribault Public Schools (ISD 656) school board meetings will take place via Google Meet. 

In accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021, members of the public are not permitted to attend this meeting due to the current health pandemic. Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by viewing on the following link:

If anyone would like to make a public comment at the Board meeting, please email your comments to Kathy Zavoral by 3:00 pm on the day of the scheduled meeting. Please include your name, address and phone number.  You will receive a response email the day after the meeting.