School Board

Board's Planning for Student Achievement

Role of the School Board

What Does the School Board Do?

A joint publication of the American Association of School Administrators and the National School Boards Association, Roles and Responsibilities, delineates the specific responsibilities of school boards and superintendents. Some of those responsibilities are as follows:

  • The board's primary role is the establishment of policy.

  • Works with the superintendent and community to develop a vision for the schools.

  • Advocates on behalf of students and their schools and promotes the benefits of public education.

  • Supports the superintendent in all decisions that conform to board policy, other decisions made by the board, or recognized professional standards.

  • Provides for policy on the effective management of complaints.

  • Provides for the periodic review of policies.

  • Ensures board members understand that, under law, the school board acts as a board and that individual board members have no independent authority.

The National School Boards Association has adopted a code of ethics to guide school board members. The code of ethics includes statements regarding "supporting the highest level of education possible; making decisions in terms of the best interest of the educational welfare of children; recognition that it is not the school boards responsibility to run the schools, but to see that they are well run; refusing to represent special interests or partisan politics; supporting decisions made by the majority of the board; referring all complaints to the appropriate level; and observing state laws and regulations pertaining to public education. The superintendent of schools is the only employed staff that reports directly to the school board.

The Board holds its meetings in public and all are welcome to attend.

Meeting Schedule for 2022 (All Meetings will begin at 7:00 PM and are held in the Upstairs Conference Room of the St. Luke's Sports & Event Center)

DATE

LOCATION

PURPOSE

September 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Policy Committee Meeting 5:00 PM

September 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

September 26

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

October 10

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

October 17

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

MSBA Superintendent Evaluation

October 24

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

November 14

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

November 28

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

December 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board and Truth in Taxation at 7:00 PM

Helpful Information

Board Meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the St. Luke's Sports and Events Center and are also streamed live on RailsTV (YouTube)

District Policies

Policy Table of Contents

Policies

Policy Meeting Agenda 9/12/2022

Policies to Review September 12, 2022

To Contact Your Board Member:

Jennifer McDonald, Chair

Term: January 2021 - December 2024

Phone: (218) 340 - 3295

Email: jennmcd777@gmail.com

Amy Pocrnich, Vice-chair and Treasurer

Term: January 2019 - December 2022

Phone: (218) 940 - 7884

Email: apocrnich@proctor.k12.mn.us

Lynn Peterson, Clerk

Term: January 2019 - December 2022

Phone: (218) 391 - 3825

Email: lpeters2@proctor.k12.mn.us

Larry Shelton, Director

Term: January 2019 - December 2022

Phone: (218) 391 - 5779

Email: lshel81513@aol.com

Joe Ward, Director

Term: January 2019 - December 2022

Phone: (218) 624 - 4132

Email: racjoe13@msn.com

Kimerly Parmeter, Director

Term: January 2021 - December 2024

Phone: (218) 391 - 6808

Email: kparmeter@proctor.k12.mn.us

Jim Podgornik, Director

Term: January 2021 - December 2024

Phone: (218) 260 - 9592

Email: jpodgornik@proctor.k12.mn.us