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 2023 (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 9

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board (Organizational Meeting)

January 23

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

February 13

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

February 27

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

March 13

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

March 27

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

April 10

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

April 24

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

May 8

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

May 22

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

June 12

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

June 26

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

July 10

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

August 14

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

August 28

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

September 11

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

September 25

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

October 9

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board (The District does not recognize this date as an official holiday and will conduct business as usual)

October 23

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

November 13

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

November 27

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

Regular Meeting of the Board

December 11

St. Luke's Sports & Event Center

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 are also streamed live on RailsTV (YouTube)

District Policies

Policy Table of Contents

Policies

To Contact Your Board Member:

Jennifer McDonald, Acting Chair

Term: January 2021 - December 2024

Phone: (218) 340 - 3295

Email: jennmcd777@gmail.com

Amy Pocrnich, Acting Vice-chair and Treasurer

Term: January 2023 - December 2026

Phone: (218) 940 - 7884

Email: apocrnich@proctor.k12.mn.us

Lynn Peterson, Acting 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

Joe Ward, Director

Term: January 2023 - December 2026

Phone: (218) 624 - 4132

Email: racjoe13@msn.com

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