Red Wing School District School Board

The School Board is made up of seven citizens elected at large by voters in the District. Members are elected to four-year overlapping terms, with elections held every two years. At the end of a four-year term, members may run for re-election to successive terms. Voting takes place at general elections in November, and terms begin the first Monday in January thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the middle of a term, the School Board names an appointee to serve until the next district election.

A Ostendorf
Anna Ostendorf
Member since 2021
Term expires 2024
Vice Chair

Arlen Diercks
Member since 2015
Term expires 2022     

Jim Bryant
Member since 2019
Term expires 2022
J Tift
Jennifer Tift
Member since 2021
Term expires 2024

Pam Roe
Member since 2017
Term expires 2024   

Holly Tauer
Member since 2019
Term expires 2022
N Buck
Nicky Buck
Member since 2021
Term expires 2024

We encourage the public to attend school board meetings and committee meetings.  Board meetings are videotaped and shown on Channel 22 and our RWPS Videos webpage.  Click on links below for more information.
School Board Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

2022 School Board Committee Assignments

School Board Videos

Archived School Board Meetings & Committees
Find contact information for individual school board members by clicking on their respective names. To contact the entire School Board, click on the email link below. All members will receive your email, and the Board Clerk will respond on behalf of the Board. You may send mail for the Board, collectively or individually, to: 2451 Eagle Ridge Dr., Red Wing, MN 55066.

Email to Superintendent and all School Board Members

During extended closure due to Covid-19
Until further notice, public comment will be shared at regular meetings by emailing a statement to at least two hours prior to the start of the meeting. The statement must include the writer’s name and address.

In turn, the statement will be read with appropriate edits as per expectations outlined in the Public Comment portion of the school board agenda. The following guidelines will be followed during public comment:

1. We expect that comments be limited to 3 minutes per person and that a representative be selected to speak on behalf of a group of individuals attending the meeting for the same topic.

2. School board members will listen to the public comments but will not discuss the topic at the meeting. The Superintendent and/or school board chair may provide a response outlining steps the school district has taken or will take to address the concerns. A summary of the school district’s actions in response to public comment will be provided to the school board, individuals submitting public comment, and/or public at a later date as appropriate.

3. We expect that comments remain respectful and appropriate and not identify any current or former students, their families, or staff members by name.

Normal Public Comment:
Public comment at a school board meeting is an opportunity for residents, parents, property or business owners, employees, open-enrolled students, and parents of open-enrolled students of the Red Wing School District to address the board. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines set in place by District Policy 206 regarding public comment.

This is a listening opportunity for the board and not a time to debate an issue. Also, the Minnesota Government Data Practice Act prohibits comment about specific student matters, even without naming the student, in open session. The board respects and values input on student matters, but when it relates to a specific student or a specific student matter, such input must be heard by the appropriate personnel, such as the building principal or superintendent, and not during an open meeting of the school board. It is expected that members of the public will address their remarks with civility and respect.

You are requested to address the board from the podium. After being recognized by the board chair, each individual will identify themselves and the group they represent, if any. Please state your reason for addressing the board. To ensure that all individuals have a chance to speak, you are limited to one three-minute presentation.