The Minnesota School Boards Association, a leading advocate for public education, supports, promotes and strengthens the work of public school boards. MSBA was founded in 1920 and is the eighth-oldest school board organization in the United States. The MSBA Board of Directors is comprised of one representative from each of the MSBA Director Districts, plus the President, and alternating terms of a President-Elect in the even year, and a Past President in the odd year. MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors.