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Our Board

All Students will learn and become responsible citizens

John Doe

Teresa Beck

President

2019-2023

tbeck@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us

Scott Trautman

Vice President

2017-2021

strautman@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us

Greta Gruys

Director

2019-2023

ggruys@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us

Sonja Hamm

Director

2019-2023

shamm@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us

Kerri McKim

Director

2017 - 2021

kmckim@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us

ROLE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

VISION

The school board engages the community in setting the course to guide local education, keeping student achievement as the primary focus.

Advocacy

The school board serves as the key advocate on behalf of students and public education and builds partnerships with others to support student learning.

Structure

The school board employs a superintendent, adopts policies and plans, and ensures that human and financial resources are allocated to accomplish the vision.

Time donated to the public

Iowa school board members are volunteer elected officials who donate their time to school board service. Each week, Iowa school board members donate their personal time in service to Iowa students.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The board monitors student achievement, evaluates progress toward district goals, and reports progress to the community.

GO INDIANS

OUR GOALS

communication

The Board of Education will encourage open, honest communication at all internal levels of the organization, and externally between the District and its stakeholders.

Policy Review

The Board of Education will keep up to date with new policy boosters. 

facilities

The Board of Education will regularly and carefully assess facility needs, and modify the district’s long term facility plan as appropriate. They will monitor the district’s financial capacity for construction and remodeling based on Local Option and PPEL dollars available.

Health & Wellness

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Board of Education will continue to follow state guidelines and public health measurers with a focus on the health and safety of our students and staff. The Board of Education will prioritize resources, as necessary, for the physical, mental, social, and emotional health of students and staff throughout the 2020-2021 school year. 

professional development

The Board of Education will model lifelong learning, endeavoring to continually learn about trends in education and the future of 21st Century learning. Each member of the Board will invest 6 hours of personal learning time outside of regular board activities. The Board of Education will rigorously advocate for our local district via the appropriate legislative avenues, and seek policies which allow the organization to accomplish its goals.

Financial

The Board of Education will regularly monitor the 5 Financial Measurement Tools to ensure the district is fiscally responsible and financially solvent. The Board will continually seek to anticipate and plan for future legal and legislative changes that may financially impact the district.