BOARD OF EDUCATION
The School Board is the governing body of the district. It is comprised of seven local citizens elected to four year terms each. The School Board establishes policies and goals and has final control of all District matters within the framework set by the State Legislature and State Board of Education. The Superintendent is the chief executive officer of the Board. He is responsible for advising the Board on all matters and for executing Board policies and decisions.
Board meetings are generally scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the unit office. Occasionally, meeting times or places are adjusted for special purposes.
District citizens wishing to be on the agenda to make a presentation to the Board should contact the Superintendent of Schools or the Board President preceding the Board meeting. Questions or comments will be entertained at the President’s discretion during the “recognition of visitors” part of the agenda. The “recognition of visitors” portion of the meeting will be recorded by the School District for possible future legal considerations. Each person wishing to address the Board must identify themselves. All comments need to be general in nature. No specific individual may be identified by name nor may specific job titles or responsibilities be used to identify such individual. After the meeting, anyone in attendance is invited to seek clarification from Board members or Administrators on any topic discussed during the open session portion of the regular meeting.
|Mr. Mark Berg||Board President||Term expires 2021||[1,2,3,4]|
|Mr. Craig Gathmann||Vice President||Term expires 2021||[1,2,3,4]|
|Ms. Heather Friedrich||Board Secretary||Term expires 2021||[1,2,3,4]|
|Ms. Melinda Beebe||Term expires 2023||[1,2,3,4]|
|Ms. Tara Zaayenga||Term expires 2023||[1,2,3,4]|
|Mr. Torey Sledge||Term expires 2021||[1,2,3,4]|
|Mr. Cuyler Thomas||Term expires 2021||[1,4]|
Board Meeting Schedule
|January 7 - Committee of the Whole|
|July 16 - Regular Meeting||January 21 - Regular Meeting|
|February 4 - Committee of the Whole|
|August 20 - Regular Meeting||February 18 - Regular Meeting|
|September 3 - Committee of the Whole||March 4 - Committee of the Whole|
|September 17 - Regular Meting||March 18 - Regular Meeting|
|October 1 - Committee of the Whole||April 1 - Committee of the Whole|
|October 15 - Regular Meeting||April 15 - Regular Meeting|
|November 5 - Committee of the Whole||May 6 - Committee of the Whole|
|November 19 - Regular Meeting||May 20 - Regular Meeting|
|December 3 - Committee of the Whole||June 3 - Committee of the Whole|
|December 17 - Regular Meeting||June 17 - Regular Meeting|
Our district's school board policy manual is updated frequently throughout the year.
Explanation of numbers in brackets following Board members’ names above:
1. Have taken the required OMA training.
2. Have completed training on Evaluations under the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - P.A 97- 08.
3. Have completed professional development leadership training on Education and labor law, Financial oversight and accountability, and Fiduciary responsibilities.
4. Have completed mandated reporter training.
If you would like to communicate with the Board electronically, please email: MCBoard@midwestcentral.org