CMES School Board Election Information

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary, as a Minnesota Charter School, is required to hold elections for its school board. The 2022 election will be held from May 9th beginning at 8:00 am until May 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm. Each eligible voter  will receive notification when the election launches and be provided with eBallot information via email.

Results of the election will be presented at the Annual Meeting, which will be held on May 17th at 5:30 p.m. All parents, faculty, staff and board members are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting.

To learn more about the candidates, who is eligible to vote, and how to vote, review the 2022 Voting Guide in English (click here) and Spanish (click here).  According to MN Stat 124E.07 Subd. 5, eligible voters for a charter school board of directors are faculty and staff members employed at the school, all parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in the school, and board members.

Interested in Serving on the CMES Board?
We are looking for individuals who value the mission of Cornerstone and are willing to make a commitment to share their talents and expertise in support of the school. We embrace and value the unique experiences and perspectives of our diverse community, and we strive to reflect this diversity on our board. That said, board members do not advocate for their own personal interests or causes, nor do they “represent” any particular group. Board members are stewards of the school, willing to think strategically and work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of Cornerstone.

Board Nomination Information
To learn more about Board Service and how to nominate yourself or someone else, please review the following documents in the Board Election Document section.

  •     Board Election Letter to Parents, Families, & Staff
  •     Board of Trustees Job Description
  •     Board of Trustees Nomination Form

The Board Nomination Form is a fillable PDF document. You may download it to your device, complete the form, save it and email it back to chrisbewell@cornerstone-elementary.org. You may also print the form, complete it by hand and return it to Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School.

If you have any questions about serving on the Cornerstone Montessori Elementary Board of Directors, please contact Jean Melancon, Board Chair, or any of the current board members. Our email addresses are on the Board Member Contact Page of the website.

Once the nominations have been affirmed by the Board of Directors, a Voting Guide will be distributed to all eligible voters in preparation for election. The Voting Guide will include profiles of each candidate, along with detailed information on the election procedures.  According to MN Stat 124E.07 Subd. 5, eligible voters for a charter school board of directors are faculty and staff members employed at the school, all parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in the school, and board members.