Board of Education

School Board

School Board Information

The Board of Education is made up of seven citizens elected at large by voters in the Mequon-Thiensville School District. Members are elected to three-year overlapping terms, with elections for at least two seats held every year. At the end of a three-year term, members may run for re-election to successive terms. Voting takes place during spring elections in April, and terms begin with the Board business meeting thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the middle of a term, the School Board names an appointee to serve until the next district election.

At the annual organizational meeting in April or May, the Board elects officers. The Superintendent is an ex-officio member of the Board who facilitates the work of the Board and is responsible to the Board for providing leadership to the District and carrying out Board directives.

Board members do not have the authority to act individually in the name of the Board. The Board may take action only at duly convened regular, special or emergency meetings. Agendas and reports for all Mequon-Thiensville School District Board of Education meetings are available in BoardDocs, an online system that the District uses to collect and distribute board meeting materials.

The Board of Education in the Mequon-Thiensville School District is one of a few in the State of Wisconsin who perform their public service on a voluntary basis.

Responsbilities

As the elected governing body of the Mequon-Thiensville School District, the School Board is responsible to:

•  Establish policy.  The administration implements policy and supervises school operations.
•  Employ and evaluate the Superintendent, the chief administrator who oversees all operations of the School District.
•  Advocate for students with lawmakers.
•  Establish and approve the annual budget.
•  Set the annual local school levy.
•  Work with the administration to determine the district’s educational goals.
•  Interpret the needs of the community regarding the educational program.
•  Communicate with stakeholders.
•  Ratify employee contracts.
•  Authorize development and revision of curriculum and student services.
•  Approve expenditures and ensure that proper facilities and equipment are available to support teaching and learning in all Mequon-Thiensville Schools.

From Left to Right: Cindy Werner, Chris Schultz, Kathryn Houpt, Paul Buzzell, Stephanie Clark,
Wendy Francour, Jon Jacobs

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  • Mequon-Thiensville School District
  • 5000 West Mequon Road Mequon, WI 53092
  • Phone: 262-238-8500 Fax: 262-238-8520