Board of Education
Our mission Dedicated to maximizing individual learning and potential for success in a global community.
School Board Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Join us for a meeting at Waukee District Office – Board Room 560 SE University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263.
Dates for 2017-18 School Year
- July 10, 20 (Please note July 20 is a Thursday).
- August 14 and 28
- September 11 and 25
- October 9 and 23
- November 13 and 27
- December 11
- December 19 (Special Meeting)
- January 8 and 22
- January 31 (Special Meeting)
- February 12 and 26
- March 19
- April 9
- April 23 – Note Location Change: South Middle School Media Center
- May 14
- May 29 – Please note, this is a Tuesday
- June 11 and 25
Each member of the Board serves on at least one standing committee. After committee meetings, the committee may ask the administrative team for more background information or data, or refer the topic to the Board Agenda for full board discussion and action. Committees take no action, but serve as a conduit for bringing agenda items to the full Board in a more efficient and productive manner. Following full Board discussion, a topic may be dropped, referred back to administration for additional work, referred back to committee for additional review or revision, or scheduled for action at a Board meeting.
This committee recommends individual policy changes and oversees the three-year review cycle for Board policies. Recommended changes will be presented to the Board of Directors for a first and second reading. The committee shall be responsible for any Board of Education evaluations, for consideration of Board development activities, and for reviewing and updating Board goals.
Policy – Meets at the District Administration Office, the first Monday of the month that proceeds a board meeting at 4:30 p.m. (Ethan Huisman, Wendy Liskey, Lori Lyon)
Financial Services Committee:
This committee deals with school district financial topics. This may include various school district financial funds, administrative salaries, and teacher salary negotiations. The committee shall also consider district growth topics, transportation, building and grounds, and any other topics with a significant financial impact that need to be acted upon by the Board.
Finance -Meets at the District Administration Office, the first Wednesday of the month that proceeds a board meeting at 7:00 a.m. (Susan Bunz, Dave Cunningham, Mary Scheve)
This committee is the first forum for discussion of the district’s facility needs. The committee shall provide the first input into short and long-range facility plans and shall work with the administrative team and the Financial Services Committee on revenue allocation for capital projects.
Capital Projects – Meets at the District Administration Office, the first Thursday of the month that proceeds a board meeting at 7 a.m. (Jerry Ripperger, Mary Scheve, Ethan Huisman)
Instructional Services Committee:
This committee considers curriculum topics, staff development topics, student achievement data, and any other topics of a similar nature. In addition, this committee shall consider community education topics and public relations topics as well as any others that may need to be reviewed or acted upon by the Board of Directors.
Instruction– Meets at the District Administration Office, the first Tuesday of the month that proceeds a board meeting at 4:00 p.m. (Wendy Liskey, David Cunningham, Lori Lyon)