Board of Education


Pictured First Row: Lori Lyon, Mary Scheve, Wendy Liskey, and Susan Bunz. Second Row: Jerry Ripperger, Ethan Huisman and David Cunningham.

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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 2018-19 School Year

  • July 16
  • August 13 and 27
  • September 10 and 24
  • October 8 and 22
  • November 12 and 26
  • December 10 – Please note, this meeting will start at 7 p.m.
  • January 14 and 28
  • February 11 and 25
  • March 11 and 25
  • April 8 and 22
  • May 13
  • May 28 – Please note, this is a Tuesday
  • June 10 and 24

Committee Structure

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.

Policy Committee:

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 precedes a board meeting at 4:30 p.m. (Ethan Huisman, Lori Lyon, Susan Bunz)

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 precedes a board meeting at 7 a.m. (Wendy Liskey, Dave Cunningham, Mary Scheve)

Capital Projects:

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 precedes a board meeting at 7 a.m. (Susan Bunz, Jerry Ripperger, Mary Scheve)

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 precedes a board meeting at 4:30 p.m. (Lori Lyon, Mary Scheve, Ethan Huisman)

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701