About the Board of Education
General management of Lakeville Area Public Schools is vested in the Board of Education. The Board of Education is elected by the citizens of the district to be legally responsible for making education available to all children in Lakeville Area Public Schools. The Board of Education’s six members are elected at large to serve four-year terms. The Board of Education is a policy-making body.
Meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public. The regular business meetings of the Board of Education are conducted on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at Lakeville City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Meetings occasionally are scheduled at other times. Special Board of Education meetings may be called by the chairperson or any three Board members. Officers are elected at an annual organizational meeting in January.
The Board of Education meeting agenda is posted 72 hours before the meeting at the main entrance to the District Office as well as with the local newspapers and online. Materials about agenda items are sent to each Board member in advance of meetings so members can study issues before taking action. The superintendent and Board chair are responsible for preparing the agenda. Official minutes of the Board of Education meetings are on file at the District Office.
Update: Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education members select finalists for superintendent role
The Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education members have selected four finalists for superintendent of schools. The four finalists include:
- Michael Baumann, executive director of Business Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools
- Jeffrey Holmberg, Ed.S., assistant superintendent, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
- Roger Rindo, Ed.D., superintendent, Oconomowoc (Wisconsin) Area School District
- Ann Schultz, Ph.D., superintendent, Mosinee (Wisconsin) School District
The candidates were selected from a pool of more than 40 applicants, which were then narrowed down to 11 semi-finalists.
As part of the process, finalists will interview with administration, union and non-affiliated staff, Chamber of Commerce members, city officials and the community on Friday, April 21. Parent and community meetings with the candidates will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Elementary School, 18060 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Additional details may be found on the district website. All community members are encouraged to attend.
Candidates also will interview with the Board of Education members starting at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the Crystal Lake Education Center media center, 16250 Ipava Ave., Lakeville.
Timeline of search activities
- Input from stakeholders: Focus groups, Community forums, 782 surveys submitted
- March 31 – Deadline for applications
- Week of April 17 – Board of Education interviews top candidates
- First week of May – Finalist selected
- July 1 – New Superintendent begins work for Lakeville Area Public Schools