Trnka not seeking reelection to Duluth School Board

Sally Trnka was elected to her first term in 2017.

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Sally Trnka

Duluth School Board at large member Sally Trnka announced Thursday she would not be seeking reelection.

Trnka was elected to her first term in 2017, and in all four years on the board she has served as the chair of the human resource/finance committee. This is her third year as treasurer of the board.

"It is one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as a member of the board of the Duluth Public Schools," Trnka said in a news release. "I am humbled that the community trusted and elected me to this position, and I have worked hard each day to serve this district and our community."

During her time as a board member, Trnka was involved in a school boundary change study, the hiring of a new superintendent, negotiated the superintendent contract on behalf of the board and serves on the Intergovernmental Committee.

Trnka is also a member of a committee working with the community and schools on reimagining relationships with the Duluth Police Department.


"I am thankful for all the experiences I have had during my time and look forward to continuing my hard work as I serve out my term," Trnka said.

The filing period for open School Board seats closes June 15. Board members Jill Lofald, Rosie Loeffler-Kemp and Kelly Durick Eder announced their plans to seek reelection June 1.

"I sincerely hope that those who seek to fill the open seats on the School Board represent diverse voices that will lift up all that is good in our community and work in a collaborative way with a critical mind to address the challenges,” Trnka said.

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