Joint Powers Board


What Is a Joint Powers Board? 
Because we are a collaborative district of the west metro area, our school board is known as a Joint Powers Board (JPB). Serving our vast community, it makes decisions and sets policies around professional development, student programs, and equity leadership.

Who Makes Up Our Joint Powers Board?
Our Joint Powers Board is made up of one member district board member from each collaborating district and a superintendent. According to our February 2013 bylaws, "Each member district shall have one representative to serve on the Board who has voting privileges and who shall be a current School Board member appointed by the member district School Board." Our current JPB Board members are:
Eden Prairie: Dave Espe
dave_espe@wmep.k12.mn.us

Minneapolis: Nelson Inz
nelson.inz@mps.k12.mn.us

Email all JPB members: jpb@wmep.k12.mn.us
Robbinsdale: Helen Bassett, Vice President
helen_bassett@wmep.k12.mn.us

St. Anthony/New Brighton: Mike Volna, Chair 
mike_volna@wmep.k12.mn.us 
St. Louis Park: Karen Waters
karen_waters@wmep.k12.mn.us

Wayzata: Sarah Johansen, Clerk 
sarah_johansen@wmep.k12.mn.us

Superintendent Liaison: OPEN