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: Michael Baumann was chosen as top candidate for Lakeville Area Public Schools superintendent
As part of the process, finalists were interviewed by 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 took place at Eastview Elementary School. Candidates final interviews with the Board of Education were also on Friday, April 21.
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