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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.

School Board members standing in the hallway at Worthington High School
Worthington District 518 School Board Members

Front Row (left to right): Vice Chair Lori Dudley, Member Joel Lorenz, Clerk Steve Schnieder, Back Row (left to right) Chair Brad Shaffer, Member Adam Blume, Member Mike Harberts, and Treasurer Linden Olson. Missing in the picture – Student School Board Representative Aunna Groenewold

Next School Board Meeting Dates:

School Board Meeting
October 20, 2020, at 5:15 p.m.

High School Media Center

If you are considering attending a public meeting of the ISD 518 (Worthington) School Board or one of its committees, please answer the following questions before deciding.

  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
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  • Do you have a chills or a fever of 100.4oF or higher?
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If you answer YES to any of these questions, please DO NOT attend the meeting in person. You can watch the board meeting on Cable3.
If you are able to answer NO to all questions, please feel free to attend the meeting in person while maintaining social distancing and observing the face-covering requirement.

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
 Linden Olson
 Lori Dudley
 Adam Blume

Operations Committee
 Joel Lorenz
 Steve Schnieder
 Mike Harberts

Classified Negotiating Committee 
 Joel Lorenz
 Steve Schnieder
 Mike Harberts

Licensed Negotiating Committee 
 Lori Dudley
 Linden Olson
 Adam Blume

Compensation Committee 
 Steve Schnieder
 Joel Lorenz
 Mike Harberts

Meet and Confer  
 Lori Dudley
 Linden Olson
 Adam Blume

Curriculum and Instruction Committee 
 Lori Dudley
 Linden Olson
 Alternate-Adam Blume

Other Committees 

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

    Temporary Committees until the end of 2022:
    Bond Oversite Commmittee-Lori Dudley and Linden Olson
    Core Design Committee- Lori Dudley and Linden Olson

Board Members

Picture of Brad Schaffer
Brad Shaffer
Board Member, Chair
brad.shaffer@isd518.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Picture of Linden Olson
Linden Olson
Board Member, Treasurer
 lolson112737@gmail.com
 Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Picture of Lori Dudley
Lori Dudley
Board Member, Vice Chair
ladudley62@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Picture of Steve Schnieder
Steve Schnieder
Board Member, Clerk
ssl@frontiernet.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Picture of Joel Lorenz
Joel Lorenz
Board Member
lorenzjoel780@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Picture of Mike Harberts
Mike Harberts
Board Member
mike.harberts@isd518.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Picture of Adam Blume
Adam Blume
Board Member
oneadam16@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2022

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.