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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Spirit Lake Spotlight!

Board of Education

Mission Statement: 
All Students will learn and become responsible citizens.

Todd Hummel (President)        2013-2017
Teresa Beck (VP)                     2015-2019
Keith Brockmeyer (Director)     2015-2019
Sonja Hamm (Director)   2015-2019
Scott Trautman (Director)         2013-2017

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.

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

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

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.

TIME DONATED TO PUBLIC EDUCATION: Iowa school board members are volunteer elected officials who donate their time to school board service. Each week, Iowa school board members donate thousands of hours in service to Iowa students.


Teaching and Learning  
The Board of Education will support and carefully monitor future focused learning with an emphasis on competency based education, project based learning, and Iowa Core Curriculum (21st Century Learning) in a technology enhanced learning environment.

The Board of Education will carefully assess facility needs to modify the district's 10 year plan. They will monitor the district's financial capacity for construction and remodeling based on Local Option and PPEL dollars available.

The Board of Education will continue to monitor the 5 Financial Measurement Tools and how state funding will impact future budgets. See attachment on right. (5 Key Financial Measurements)

Professional Development
The Board of Education will learn more about the future of education and 21st century learning. The Board of Education will be more involved in the legislative process to assure our local district can accomplish our goals.


2013-2014 Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes
2014-2015 Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes
2015-2016 Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes


Financial Measurements
School Calendar 2015-2016


Board Policies
Iowa Association of School Boards
National Association of School Boards