School Board

Board Minutes

Board Agenda

Board Members

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

2016-2017 SB-L Board Goals

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.
    • Iowa Assessments and other student achievement data will be shared with the board on an annual basis.
    • Smarter Balanced Assessment information will be shared. Smarter Balanced will replace Iowa Assessments beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Goal: Development of a long range facility plan
  • Criteria for success: A long range facility plan will be updated and approved by the board.
  • Action steps:
    • The superintendent will work with the District Facility Committee and the board to develop a long range facility plan.


  • 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.