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Parents United for Public Schools

  • St. Paul, MN
  • www.parentsunited.org

Mission Statement

Parents United exists to unite and empower those who value public education in Minnesota to be strong advocates for excellence in our public schools.

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Service Areas

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Minnesota

We work statewide in Minnesota.

ruling year

2003

Executive Director since 2015

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Laura Kelly Lovdahl

Keywords

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public schools

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EIN

57-1176851

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Parents United works to: engage and educate a statewide network of parents and citizens to act on behalf of Minnesota's public school children; hold elected officials accountable for providing the necessary policies and funding to enable Minnesota's public schools to meet state and federal academic standards and give every student the opportunity to reach their highest potential; collaborates with parents, school officials, teachers, business and community leaders across Minnesota to promote an environment in which public schools can flourish.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

We help parents and other concerned citizens understand the link between public policy and their local public schools.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

We work statewide in Minnesota.

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Funding Needs

Half or more of our annual revenue is from individual donors.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Parents United for Public Schools

Leadership

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Executive Director

Laura Kelly Lovdahl

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eric Celeste

Self-employed; librarian consultant

Term: July 2013 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?