The filing period for school board candidates closed August 13. The Secretary of State's website reflects the following candidate filings for those seeking a school board seat in ISDs 196, 197, 199, or 200.
ISD 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan): 9 challengers and 3 incumbents; ISD 197 (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan): 4 incumbents; ISD 199 (Inver Grove Heights): 3 incumbents and 1 challenger; and ISD 200 (Hastings): 7 challengers and 2 incumbents.
Each school district has 4 at-large seats that will be on the general election ballot this fall. ISD 196 will also have a proposed operating levy increase on the ballot. ISD 194 (Lakeville) does not have any school board seats on the ballot, but will have an operating levy and capital bond referendum special election which will coincide with the 2019 general election. Absentee voting will begin September 20 for each election.