School Board

Board's Planning for Student Achievement

The School Board base decisions on the educational needs of students.

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 2024 (Unless otherwise noted, 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

January 8

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

January 22

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Curriculum Advisory Board (5:00 PM)

February 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

February 26

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

March 11

St. Luke's Sports and Event Center

Policy Review (5:00 PM)

March 11

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board (No Rails TV)

March 25

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board (No Rails TV)

April 8

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

April 22

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

May 13

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Policy Meeting 5:00 PM

May 13

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

Tuesday, May 28

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

District Advisory Board 5:00 PM

Tuesday, May 28

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

June 10

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

June 24

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

July 22

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

August 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

August 26

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

September 9

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

September 23

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

October 14

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

October 28

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

Tuesday, November 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

November 25

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

December 9

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

January 6, 2025

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Organizational Meeting of the Board followed by the Regular Meeting of the Board

Helpful Information

Unless otherwise noted in the schedule below, Board Meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the St. Luke's Sports and Events Center and, unless otherwise noted, are streamed live on RailsTV (YouTube)

Superintendent Update for the Board

April 8, 2024

District Policies

Policies

District Protocol

Statewide Protocol for Storage and Distribution of Naloxone

To Contact Your Board Member:

Joe Ward, Chair

Term: January 2023 - December 2026

Phone: (218) 624 - 4132

Email: racjoe13@msn.com

Jennifer McDonald, Vice-chair and Treasurer

Term: January 2021 - December 2024

Phone: (218) 340 - 3295

Email: jennmcd777@gmail.com

Lynn Peterson, Clerk

Term: January 2023 - December 2026

Phone: (218) 391 - 3825

Email: lpeters2@proctor.k12.mn.us

Larry Shelton, Director

Term: January 2023 - December 2026

Phone: (218) 391 - 5779

Email: lshel81513@aol.com

Amy Pocrnich, Director

Term: January 2023 - December 2026

Phone: (218) 940-7884

Email: apocrnich@proctor.k12.mn.us

Kimberly 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