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Newell School Board. By: Joe J. Members. Donald Alexander- Chairman Kimberley Jackson- Vice Chairman Gary Nelson Jennifer Srstka Julie VanDerBoom Leanne Wells Todd Williamson . School Board Duties. Advocating on behalf of all students Policy-Making

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  • Donald Alexander- Chairman
  • Kimberley Jackson- Vice Chairman
  • Gary Nelson
  • Jennifer Srstka
  • Julie VanDerBoom
  • Leanne Wells
  • Todd Williamson
school board duties
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
how to become a member
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
why should you run for school board
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
when meetings are
When Meetings Are
  • School Board meetings are:
      • 2nd Monday of every month
      • At 7:30 P.M.
      • Newell High School Ag-Science Building
      • Committee meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis
  • 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
  • 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.”
  • "Publications & Forms | Associated School Boards of South Dakota." Associated School Boards of South Dakota. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014
  • Interview with Kimberley Jackson 1/20/2014
  • Mr. Scruff. "Kalimba." N.d. CD.