School Board

Teaching children throughout the district is truly a team effort.  We're fortunate to have some of the most experienced and educated teachers in Minnesota, along with dedicated staff, parents, and volunteers willing to help our children succeed now and into the future.  

As elected leaders, we welcome your input. Contact information for the school board is available on this webpage, along with agendas and meeting minutes.  Board meetings are regularly held the third Tuesday of the month at 5:15 PM in the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street. The meetings are also televised on Cable TV Channel 3

Again, we'd enjoy hearing from you and we welcome your suggestions and input.

Front Row (left to right):  Student Board Representative Joselin Gonzales Mejia, Interim Board Member Victoria Blanchette, Board Chair Lori Dudley, Board Treasurer Brad Shaffer  Back Row (left to right): Member Steve Schnieder, Member Linden Olson, Board Clerk Joel Lorenz and Board Vice Chair Scott Rosenberg

Next School Board Mtg Dates:

Regular School Board Meeting
December 19, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.
Review and Comment Hearing at 5:30 p.m.
Truth in Taxation Hearing at 6:00 p.m.
Worthington High School Media Center

Building Tours
January 10 & 11, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Meeting/Open House for the Referendum
January 23, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Worthington High School Cafeteria

Board Meeting Agendas

Board Meeting Minutes

School Board Goals

The School Board members will:

I. Improve communications with students, employees, parents, community members, businesses and others (stakeholders) in the district through a variety of options to promote, enhance and improve understanding of the mission, vision and goals of the district.

Objectives: Board members will:

  1. Visit every building at least two times per year.
  2. Participate in listening times with various stakeholders by attending informal groups, building meetings, and other school and public gatherings.
  3. Communicate through a variety of methods about school related topics.(Examples are: TV, newsletters, paper, radio, listening groups)

II. Improve their understanding and knowledge of public education programs and processes of the district byparticipatingin training, conferences, and other activities.

Objectives: Board members will:

  1. Develop a better understanding for expectations of the district by gathering information through communication, surveys and other means.
  2. Participate in growth opportunities and development by attending at least three training opportunities annually.

III. Increase involvement by stakeholders when gathering input for decisions and direction of the district.

Objectives: Board members will:

  1. Establish baseline data for identifying stakeholder involvement in the district.
  2. Develop an action plan for increased involvement by a variety of stakeholder groups within the district.

IV. Increase visibility and involvement through participation in school events, community events, and other activities that can promote the district.

Objectives: Board members will:

  1. Establish baseline data through a survey of others regarding school board members involvement in the district and community.
  2. Develop expectations for the performance of board member.
  3. Implement a short information time on building and district programs at committee and/or board meetings.

V.  Develop an assessment tool for board member goals and utilize this tool for evaluative purposes. 

Objectives: Board members will:

  1. Report actions toward reaching these goals.
  2. Set appropriate expectations for measurement of success.
  3. Utilize Minnesota School Board Association’s self evaluation tool for baseline and analysis of future data.

School Board Committees

Instructional Committee
 Scott Rosenberg-Chair
 Linden Olson
 Victoria Blanchette

Operations Committee
 Brad Shaffer-Chair
 Joel Lorenz
 Steve Schnieder

Classified Negotiating Committee 
 Joel Lorenz
 Steve Schnieder
 Victoria Blanchette

Licensed Negotiating Committee 
 Lori Dudley
 Scott Rosenberg
 Linden Olson

Compensation Committee 
 Steve Schnieder
 Joel Lorenz
 Scott Rosenberg

Meet and Confer  
 Linden Olson
 Scott Rosenberg
 Victoria Blanchette

Curriculum and Instruction Committee 
 Lori Dudley
 Linden Olson, Alternate-Victoria Blanchette

Communications Committee 
 Brad Shaffer
 Linden Olson

Other Committees 

  • Community Education Advisory Council–Scott Rosenberg
  • Minnesota State High School League–Lori Dudley
  • Worthington-Crailsheim Intern, Inc.–Lori Dudley
  • MSBA Legislative Liaison–Linden Olson
  • District Technology Committee–Brad Shaffer and Victoria Blanchette
  • MSBA Communication Network–David Skog, Alternate-Linden Olson
  • District Staff Development Committee–Victoria Blanchette and Scott Rosenberg; Alternate-Linden Olson
  • ALC Governing Board–Victoria Blanchette
  • Cable 3 Joint Powers Board– Steve Schnieder
  • Nobles County Integration Collaborative–Steve Schnieder
  • Joint City/County/College/School Committee-Linden Olson and Brad Shaffer; Alternate-Lori Dudley
  • NEON Committee-Linden Olson and Brad Shaffer; Alternate-Lori Dudley
  • Sports Authority Committee-Lori Dudley and Joel Lorenz
  • Facilities Sub Committee-Linden Olson, Lori Dudley and Steve Schnieder
  • Worlds Best Workforce-Linden Olson, Alternate Victoria Blanchette