BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Board of Education meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the District Office Board Room.

School Board Information

Meeting Schedule


Regular meetings are scheduled on the 4th Monday of every month.
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Early Childhood Entrance, Pre-K 15 Board Room 2020 Regular Meeting Schedule

  • January 27, 2020
  • Februrary 24, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 27, 2020
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 22, 2020
  • July 27, 2020
  • August 24, 2020
  • September 28, 2020
  • October 26, 2020
  • November 23, 2020
  • December 14, 2020
Workshop sessions are scheduled on the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 PM.




School Board Member Code of Ethics


SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNANCE, POWERS AND DUTIES

1. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER/SUPERINTENDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM GUIDELINES.

AS A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, I WILL:
1. Attend school board meetings.
2. Come to the meetings prepared for discussion of the agenda items.
3. Listen to the opinions and views of others (including, but not limited to, other school board
members, administration, staff, students, and community members).
4. Vote my conscience after informed discussion, unless I abstain because a conflict of interest exists.
5. Support the decision of the school board, even if my position concerning the issue was different.
6. Recognize the integrity of my predecessors and associates and appreciate their work.
7. Be primarily motivated by a desire to provide the best possible education for the students of my school district.
8. Inform myself about the proper duties and functions of a school board member.

IN PERFORMING THE PROPER DUTIES OF A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, I WILL:
1. Focus on education policy as much as possible.
2. Remember my responsibility is to set policy – not to implement policy.
3. Consider myself a trustee of public education and do my best to protect, conserve, and advance its progress.
4. Recognize that my responsibility, exercised through the actions of the school board as a whole, is to see that the schools are properly run – not to run them myself.
5. Work through the superintendent – not over or around the superintendent.
6. Delegate the implementation of school board decisions to the superintendent.

TO MAINTAIN RELATIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, I WILL:
1. Respect the rights of others to have and express opinions.
2. Recognize that authority rests with the school board in legal session – not with the individual
members of the school board except as authorized by law. Chapter 1(2)
3. Make no disparaging remarks, in or out of school board meetings, about other members of the school board or their opinions.
4. Keep an open mind about how I will vote on any proposition until the board has met and fully discussed the issue.
5. Make decisions by voting in school board meetings after all sides of debatable questions have
been presented.
6. Insist that committees be appointed to serve only in an advisory capacity to the school board.

IN MEETING MY RESPONSIBILITIES TO MY COMMUNITY, I WILL:
1. Attempt to appraise and plan for both the present and future educational needs of the school
district and community.
2. Attempt to obtain adequate financial support for the school district’s programs.
3. Insist that business transactions of the school district be ethical and open.
4. Strive to uphold my responsibilities and accountability to the taxpayers in my school district.




Public Participation at Board Meetings


  • The Board of Education allows public participation at its meetings, but at the same time has the responsibility for conducting its business in an orderly fashion. The Chairperson will provide the audience with an opportunity to address the board at the beginning of the meeting. Each speaker will be allowed five minutes for his/her presentation. When there are a large number of speakers to be heard, the Board of Education may shorten the time.

  • Undue interruption or other interference with the orderly conduct of Board of Education business cannot be allowed. Defamatory or abusive remarks are always out of order. The Chairperson may terminate the speaker’s privilege of address if, after being called to order, he/she persists in improper conduct or remarks.

  • Members of the Board of Education and the Superintendent may question a speaker or make comments in response to the speaker’s remarks.

  • At a public meeting of the Board, no person shall orally initiate charges or complaints against individual employees of the district or challenge instructional materials used in the district. All complaints about staff or other issues shall be referred to the Superintendent for investigation and report.




Board Committees


COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES Absentee Committee: Noel Guerard, alternate - Mary Lange Bowlus City Council: Mary Lange, alternate - Ellie Holm Comparable Worth: Randy Hackett, alternate - Mark Petron Curriculum: Noel Guerard, Ellie Holm, alternate - Russ Gerards Facilities: Mark Petron and Ellie Holm Finance Committee: Noel Guerard, Ellie Holm, Mark Petron Labor Management: Ellie Holm, alternate - Mary Lange Legislative Liaison: Mary Lange, Randy Hackett Meet and Confer: Ellie Holm, alternate - Mary Lange Mid-State Education District: Ellie Holm, alternate - Noel Guerard MSHSL: Mark Petron, alternate - Ellie Holm Non-Union Employees: Noel Guerard, Randy Hackett, alternate - Ellie Holm Policy Review: Randy Hackett, Noel Guerard, Mary Lange Principals Negotiations: Noel Guerard, Ellie Holm, Mary Lange REM Negotiations: Noel Guerard, Russ Gerads, Ellie Holm RESP Negotiations: Randy Hackett, Ellie Holm, Russ Gerads Royalton City Council Meetings: Russ Gerads, alternate - Ellie Holm Schools for Equity in Education (SEE): Randy Hackett AFSCME (Secretary Negotiations): Randy Hackett, Ellie Holm, Russ Gerads Sourcewell: Noel Guerard, alternate - Russ Gerads Staff Development: Ellie Holm, Randy Hackett Strategic Planning Committee/WBWF: Noel Guerard, Russ Gerads, Randy Hackett Superintendent Negotiations: Noel Guerard, Mark Petron, Mary Lange Wellness: Noel Guerard, alternate - Russ Gerads




Contact the School Board


Russ Gerads, Treasurer 330 N Hickory St. Royalton, MN 56373 320-290-7899 russ.gerads@isd485.org Noel Guerard, Vice-Chairperson
6522 Holm Ct
Royalton, MN 56373
320-232-3362
nguerard@isd485.org

Randy Hackett, Chairperson
17190 15th Ave NE
Rice, MN 56367
320-393-2704
rhackett@isd485.org

Ellie Holm, Clerk
6639 170th Ave
Royalton, MN 56373
320-584-6422
eholm@isd485.org
Mary Lange, Director 3758 120th Ave Bowlus, MN 56314 320-584-5878 mary.lange@isd485.org Mark Petron, Director
15245 Barley Rd NW
Royalton, MN 56373
320-250-3657
mpetron@isd485.org





Meet The Board Members

Russ Gerads

Treasurer

Noel Guerard

Vice-Chairman

Randy Hackett

Chairman

Ellie Holm

Clerk

Mary Lange

Director

Mark Petron

Director

District Office

120 South Hawthorn Street

Royalton, MN 56373

Early Childhood Center

120 South Hawthorn Street

Royalton, MN 56373

Elementary School

119 North Driftwood Street

Royalton, MN 56373

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