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 6:15 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): Steve Schnieder-Clerk, Erin Schutte, Joel Lorenz-Chair; Back Row (left to right) Matt Widboom, Adam Blume-Vice Chair, Lori Dudley-Treasurer and Tom Prins

Next School Board Meeting Date:

School Board Meeting
March 19, 2024, at 6:15 p.m.
at the Worthington High School Band Room



Board Meeting Agendas:

February 20, 2024, School Board Meeting Agenda

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
 Lori Dudley
Tom Prins
Matt Widboom

Operations Committee
 Adam Blume
 Steve Schnieder
 Erin Schutte

Classified Negotiating Committee 
 Erin Schutte
 Steve Schnieder
 Adam Blume

Licensed Negotiating Committee 
 Matt Widboom
 Tom Prins
 Lori Dudley

Compensation Committee 
 Steve Schnieder
 Adam Blume
 Erin Schutte

Meet and Confer  
 Lori Dudley
 Tom Prins
 Matt Widboom

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

Other Committees 

  • Communications Committee-Tom Prins and 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–Tom Prins and Adam Blume
  • MSBA Communication Network–David Skog, Alternate-Tom Prins
  • District Staff Development Committee–Matt Widboom 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

Board members

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

ladudley62@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Tom Prins
Board Member
tomprins50@me.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Erin Schutte
Board Member
erin.schutte@isd518.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Matt Widboom
Board Member
matthew.widboom@isd518.net
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

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.