School Board Information
Minot Air Force Base has five school board members who are appointed to three-year terms.

In this part of our web site, you can view our district budget, look at meeting materials and past meetings, and search for specific board policies.

All meetings are open to the public and are subject to North Dakota law. A majority of the Board (3) constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Agendas are available at each meeting for visitors and for the news media.

More information about the boards, agendas, and minutes can be found on MPS School Board page or MAFB School Board pages.

MAFB Members

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Dr. Dyan Underhill:  President

 

Dr. Dyan Whitlow Underhill is serving her second term on the Minot Air Force Base School Board.  As a military wife she moved to Minot Air Force Base in 2013.  She currently works for Pearson Education in Sales Operations, and has been with the company for over six years.  Additionally, she is the founder of the Wise Owls Science Club, an extracurricular program for local children ages 3-14 years old.  Dr. Underhill has a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Denver, a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from George Washington University, and a Masters Degree in Health Administration and Policy from the Medical University of South Carolina.  She has taught a variety of courses in facilities throughout P-20.  Dr. Underhill is an expert in postsecondary school violence prevention with a strong history of qualitative research in school violence prevention, online learning, and best practices for course development.  She also has become a regional speaker in early childhood development, early science education, and science in the preschool classroom.  She is an avid runner.  Dr. Underhill and her husband, Derek, have two children, both attending school in the Minot Public School district. 

Phone:  719-313-1999

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Andrew Flora: Vice-President


 Andrew Flora is serving his first  term as Vice-President of the Minot AFB School Board. He and his wife have four children in the Minot school system, and have been stationed in Minot since Nov 2015. He is currently the First Sergeant for the 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, ND.  Andrew's responsibilities include communicating with base and unit leadership, supervisors and members to ensure discipline is equitably maintained and morale, welfare, and health needs for the enlisted force are met.  He serves as the commander's advisor on personnel programs, career progression, family needs, financial matters, family and unaccompanied housing details, Professional Military Education, recognition programs and any additional needs required by the commander.Andrew joined the Air Force in March 1998.  He began his career in the Air Force as a Communication Signals Intelligence Production Specialist and later cross-trained to serve as an Aerospace Physiology Technician.  Andrew earned his Bachelor's Degree in  Leadership and Management from Wayland Baptist University in 2007.

Phone:  340-6475

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Heather Thomas: Member


Heather M Thomas was elected appointed as a school board member in September 2016. As an active duty member she has been stationed at 6 different air force bases and deployed once. While stationed at Offutt AFB she was part of the parent council for the base Child Develop Center. Though she has an associate's degree in both criminal justice and Diagnostic imaging. She is currently following her passion, and pursuing a dual bachelor degree of science in elementary education and special education;  with a minor in English as a second language,  and an emphasis in Native American history. Heather and her husband Andy P Thomas have two children that both attend school in Minot school district. ,

Phone:  721-0755

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School Board Meetings
All 2016-17 Regular School Board Meetings of the Minot Air Force Base School District #160 will be held at 5:00 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at the Memorial Middle School. The dates of those meetings, with exceptions as noted, are as follows:

July 26, 2016
August - No Meeting
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016 - Canceled
November 15, 2016
December - No Meeting
January 31, 2017
February 14, 2017 - Canceled
March 28, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 16, 2017
June - No Meeting
July 25, 2017 - Annual Meeting
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