School Board

Board Minutes

Board Agenda

Board Members

Title Name Term Contact
President Amiee Krogh Expires: 2019 2381 Port Neal Road
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
(712) 943-7353
amiee.krogh@sblschools.com
Vice President David Schaar Expires: 2021 416 Huntington Dr.
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
(712) 899-5769
dave.schaar@sblschools.com
Director Mike Laughlin Expires: 2021 2194 Buchanan Ave
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
(712) 253-3264
mike.laughlin@sblschools.com
Director Tammy Matthey Expires: 2019 5728 Old Lakeport Road
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 203-1454
tammy.matthey@sblschools.com
Director Jeff Wright Expires: 2019 1105 Sheridan Ct
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
(712) 490-9460
jeff.wright@sblschools.com

SB-L Board Goals 2018-2019

Student Achievement

Goal: Continuous improvement for all student performance in math,   reading and science.

Criteria for success: Each student will improve their performance on Iowa Assessments on an annual basis.

Action steps:

  • Supports will be provided for individual students and may be required of the students who are not demonstrating adequate improvement or progress.
  • Building principals will share their building action plans including staff development activities with the board of education at the beginning of each year.
  • Student achievement data will be shared with the board on an annual basis.
  • The Iowa Department of Education announced that they have selected the assessments developed by the Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa.  The new assessments, Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP), will be implemented in the spring of 2019 in the following grades and subject areas:
    • Mathematics: Grades 3 – 11
    • English-Language Arts, including reading and writing: Grades 3-11
    • Science: Grades 5, 8, and 10

Finance/Budget

Goal: Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness.

Criteria for success: All funds have a positive balance

Action Steps:

  • Collaborate with other government agencies to discuss the possibilities of cost sharing opportunities.
  • Continue the use of the district finance committee as an avenue to communicate district finance issues with our public.
  • The board of directors will review student population growth annually and align the district’s programs, staffing and/or facility needs.

Technology

Goal: To have a district network that is stable and reliable.

Goal: To have district computers and /or systems operable so learning is not compromised.

Goal: To maintain the 1:1 initiative in grades 6-12. Maintain the availability of Chromebooks in grades K-5.

Criteria for success: Down time due to network issues will be less than 6 hours (.5%) of instructional time per building, per year.

Action steps:

  • Improve the districts network by updating switches and servers to provide a stable and reliable network.
  • Continue the use of the districts technology committee to build support for our ongoing district technology plan.
  • Continue to refresh student and teacher devices as necessary.

Facilities/Maintenance

Goal: Development of a long-range maintenance plan

Criteria for success: A long-range maintenance plan will be updated and approved by the board.

Action steps:

  • The superintendent will work with the board and the director of maintenance to develop a long-range maintenance plan.

Communications

Goal: Develop a connected learning community by being inclusive and transparent in all school communications.

Criteria for success: Students, parents, community members, teachers and classified staff feel as if they are well informed and have their questions and concerns answered in a timely manner.

Action steps:

  • Continue to improve the district web site to promote a meaningful source of communication.
  • Support the use of Infinite Campus as a means of communicating information to students and parents.
  • Continue the use of district level committees to freely share information and ideas that will enhance the opportunities for the students of our district.
  • Monthly updates to the board members from the building principals.

Curriculum and Instruction

Goal: To ensure that all Sgt. Bluff-Luton students have access to rigorous & relevant curriculum and to provide educators with a tool for assuring that essential subject matter is being taught.

Criteria for success: The Sgt. Bluff-Luton Community School District will implement the Iowa Core Curriculum plan that was developed by the Iowa Core Curriculum Committee.

Action Steps:

  • Continue the development of understanding of the Common Core Curriculum.
  • All responsible staff members will receive necessary training concerning the Common Core Curriculum through in-service opportunities.
  • Continue to purchase purchase current and relevant curriculum materials. Develop and present a curriculum purchasing plan for board approval.
  • Continue to support the implementation of initiatives and programs at each building.

Goal: Integrate technology across the curriculum, increasing students and staff access and the use of technology.

Criteria for success: Staff members are expanding the use of technology and increasing student engagement by use of technology.

Action steps:

  • Continued learning opportunities for teachers through scheduled in-service.
  • Successful implementation of technological initiatives at each building.

Safe and Orderly Environment

Goal: To provide a safe and orderly environment for all students and staff.

Criteria for success: Increase the percentage of students who indicate that they feel safe at school.

Action Steps:

  • Support implementation of guidance curriculum.
  • Support programs and initiatives to help reduce bullying and harassment. Support the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).