Remote Board Meetings

Posted by Hermantown School Board on 2/1/2021 8:00:00 AM

On January 11, 2021, Lindsay Clauson, Heather Holst and Ashley McFarland took the Oath of Office and became the newest members of the Hermantown Board of Education. They join Gary Kneisl, Dianne Mathews and Tim Peterson. Additional information on the board members can be found on the District website under the School Board tab. We are here to work together with the community to support and prepare all of our learners as they create their future.


The Board of Education would like to thank all of our staff and community for the work they are doing to keep our students learning and in school as much as possible. This has been a year of tremendous change and Hermantown has responded with flexibility and grit. A lot has been asked of our staff, students and families, and we appreciate the flexibility and understand through so many uncertainties.


Technology has allowed us to continue to educate and meet remotely. During the start of the Governor's emergency orders, school board meetings were required to be held remotely. This allowed more than 400 people to hear the Return to School Plan and attend our meeting! We were very excited to meet again in person when students came back to school in the Fall. This worked well for the board members, however we received a number of comments that the public could not readliy see or hear well during the meetings. The board has discussed meeting in person wearing masks and face shields, while distancing 6 feet apart, or to continue meeting remotely. For the time being, in order to be as transparent and accessible as possible, we plan to continue to meet remotely during the executive order. We welcome you to join us! The meeting link is on our website and also provided here: CLICK.


The procedures for public comment are to email Sarah Turcotte at or send regular mail by 12:00 p.m. on the Monday that precedes the regularly scheduled Board meeting and comments will be read.


As always, you can contact the Board or Mr. Whitwam any time, and we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in the near future!