Coffee & Conversation

During this stressful time, it easy to feel isolated and overwhelmed. Support from other school board members, who are experiencing many of the same issues as you, can be invaluable. Listening to and talking with your regional colleagues and nearby neighbors — and sharing what’s working and what’s not — is the purpose of our series of “Coffee & Conversation” virtual meetings.

The agenda will develop based on your needs — if you have a question or topic you want to discuss, MSBA staff will respond and invite others to add to the conversation.

2020-2021 Virtual Meeting Schedule

Email invitations will be sent to school board members one week before each meeting. If you can't located your email invitation — or if you want to join a meeting in a region different from your own — please contact MSBA's Bruce Lombard to request the Zoom meeting link.

Access a printable/downloadable schedule.


Southern Minnesota School Board Members (Director Districts 1-3)

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2020

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2021

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021


Central and Northern Minnesota School Board Members (Director Districts 9-12)

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2020

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2021


Metro Minnesota School Board Members (Director Districts 4-8 and 13)

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2021

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021