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 Band Room, 1211 Clary Street. The meetings are also televised on Cable TV Channel 3 and live streamed through the School District’s Facebook page. 

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

Worthington District 518 School Board Members

Front Row (left to right): Treasurer Lori Dudley, Chair Joel Lorenz, Clerk Steve Schnieder, Member Mike Harberts Back Row (left to right) Member Brad Shaffer, Member Tom Prins, Vice Chair Adam Blume.

SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY APPLICATION

Next School Board Meeting Dates:

School Board Meeting
February 21, 2023, at 6:15 p.m.

Worthington High School Band Room

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
  Brad Shaffer
  Lori Dudley
Tom Prins

Operations Committee
 Adam Blume
 Steve Schnieder
 Erin Schutte

Classified Negotiating Committee 
 Erin Schutte
 Steve Schnieder
 Adam Blume

Licensed Negotiating Committee 
 Joel Lorenz
 Tom Prins
 Lori Dudley

Compensation Committee 
 Steve Schnieder
 Adam Blume
 Erin Schutte

Meet and Confer  
 Lori Dudley
 Tom Prins
 Joel Lorenz

Curriculum and Instruction Committee 
 Lori Dudley
 Adam Blume
 Alternate-Tom Prins

Other Committees 

  • Communications Committee-Brad Shaffer and Tom Prins, Alternate-Erin Schutte
  • Community Education Advisory Council–Erin Schutte
  • Minnesota State High School League–Adam Blume
  • Worthington-Crailsheim Intern, Inc.–Lori Dudley
  • MSBA Legislative Liaison–Erin Schutte
  • District Technology Committee–Brad Shaffer and Adam Blume
  • MSBA Communication Network–David Skog, Alternate-Tom Prins
  • District Staff Development Committee–Lori Dudley and Adam Blume; Alternate-Tom Prins
  • LC/VIBE Governing Board–Lori Dudley
  • Cable 3 Joint Powers Board– Steve Schnieder
  • Nobles County Integration Collaborative–Steve Schnieder
  • Joint City/County/College/School Committee-Tom Prins and Lori Dudley; Alternate-Erin Schutte
  • Facilities Sub Committee-Adam Blume, Tom Prins and Steve Schnieder
  • Worlds Best Workforce Committee-Adam Blume, Alternate-Lori Dudley

    Temporary Committees until July 2023:
    Bond Oversite Commmittee-Lori Dudley and Steve Schnieder

Board Members


Joel Lorenz, Board Chair
Joel Lorenz
Chair
joel.lorenz55@icloud.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Picture of Adam Blume
Adam Blume
Vice Chair
oneadam16@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Steve Schnieder
Steve Schnieder
Clerk
steve.schnieder@isd518.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Picture of Lori Dudley, School Board Member
Lori Dudley
Treasurer

ladudley62@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Tom Prins
Board Member
tomprins50@me.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Picture of Brad Schaffer
Brad Shaffer
Board Member
@isd518.net
Term Expires: 1/31/2023

Erin Schutte
Board Member
erin.schutte@isd518.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

If you need assistance reading the Campaign Finance Reports, please send a detailed email to 4tech@isd518.net or contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.

Election information – Campaign financial reports

If you need assistance reading the Campaign Finance Reports, please send a detailed email to 4tech@isd518.net or contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.