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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Brian D. Lawley - President


Brian D. Lawley was appointed to the Minot AFB School Board in 2022.

Brian Lawley was born and raised in Manteca, Ca. He has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Park University and is due to graduate with his Bachelors of Arts in Occupational Health and Safety in 2024. He and his wife, Jenna, have two children, one who attends a Minot Public School. He has been enlisted in the Air Force since 2008 and has previously been stationed in Montana, Texas, and is heading to Germany in early 2024. He enjoys playing and watching football, baseball, golf, and basketball along with reading and spending time with his family.

Phone:  209-471-5518




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Wesley Hoffman - Vice President

Tony Foerster - Member


SMSgt Foerster is a leader at Minot Air Force Base and has worked hand and hand with Dakota Elementary School to ensure engagement of parents with the school community. He has expressed a deep desire to enhance the educational experiences of military connected students in the Minot community.

Shavana Jones - Member


Ms. Shavana Jones is the Director of the Youth Center and has a vested interest in serving the
military connected students. In her current role she leads an extensive team and works with
varied stakeholders to ensure students arrive and depart from school and are engaged in
enrichment activities. Shavana served military connected students in Lakenheath, England and
was beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to serve students at Minot Air Force Base. Shavana
also served on the Minot Air Force Base Month of the Military Child (MOMC) Working group and
was key in edits made to the North Dakota MOMC Proclamation.

Eric Fileccia - Member


TSgt Fileccia has served on the Month of the Military Child Working Group for Minot Air ForceBase and coordinated 50+ volunteers for the Month of the Military Child “Clap In” at DakotaElementary, North Plains Elementary, and Memorial Middle School. In addition, he has demonstrated an ability to lead others and ensure lines of communication are clear. 
2023-24 MAFB School Board Meetings

All 2023-2024 Regular School Board Meetings of the Minot Air Force Base School District #160 will be held at 5:00 PM on third Tuesday of the month at the Memorial Middle School. The dates of those meetings, with exceptions as noted, are as follows: August – No Meeting

September – No Meeting

October 17, 2023

November – No Meeting

December - No Meeting

January 16, 2024

February – No Meeting

March – No Meeting

April 16, 2024

May - No Meeting

June - No Meeting

July 30, 2024  – Annual Meeting