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Newell School Board By: Joe J. Members  Donald Alexander- Chairman  Kimberley Jackson- Vice Chairman  Gary Nelson  Jennifer Srstka  Julie VanDerBoom.

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2 Newell School Board By: Joe J.

3 Members  Donald Alexander- Chairman  Kimberley Jackson- Vice Chairman  Gary Nelson  Jennifer Srstka  Julie VanDerBoom  Leanne Wells  Todd Williamson

4 School Board Duties  Advocating on behalf of all students  Policy-Making  Hiring & Evaluating the Superintendent  Planning, Goal Setting and Evaluation  Maintaining fiscal responsibiltiy  Providing safe and secure school facilities  Open, honest communication

5 How to Become a Member  You must be at least 18 years old  You must be a resident of the school district  Eligible voter of the district or representative area  Have a petition signed by 20 registered voters that vote in the school district  Petition must be returned to the school district at least 39 days before the election  Get elected

6 Why Should YOU run for School Board?  According to the Assoc. School Boards of SD -...You and your fellow board members will shape the future of your community and society by establishing education goals that help students reach high levels of achievement.  To share your time, talents, leadership and talent to benefit the education of the children.  To build a bond between the Board and the community

7 When Meetings Are  School Board meetings are:  2 nd Monday of every month  At 7:30 P.M.  Newell High School Ag-Science Building  Committee meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis

8 Committees  Budget and Negotiations- develop the next school year budget, work agreement and contract negotiations  Policy- review policies, make recommendations for changes, create new policies  Buildings and Grounds- Continue the design build process, work with contractors  District leadership- consists of one board member, Superintendent, Principal, SPED Director, Activities Director, 3 Teacher Leaders, and 3 Parents, Review and discuss different aspects of the school system and how we can improve

9 Interview  I recently interview Newell School Board member Kimberley Jackson.  Q. Why did you run for school board?  A. “Everyone has a civic duty to be active in their community, and their children's education. This is my way of fulfilling that obligation.”  Q. What do you personally believe is the role of the school board member?  A. “Use the opinions of those who elected you to guide the school administration.”  Q. What is the toughest thing about being on the school board?  A. “Feeling the responsibility of the education of over a hundred children.”

10 Citations  "Publications & Forms | Associated School Boards of South Dakota." Associated School Boards of South Dakota. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan  Interview with Kimberley Jackson 1/20/2014  Mr. Scruff. "Kalimba." N.d. CD.


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