Board of Education Meetings

Policies governing education, human resources and funding and other matters for the Southeast Polk Community School District are established by a seven-member Board of Education who are elected by residents of the District. In addition, the student council president of Southeast Polk High School serves as a non-voting member of the board and represents the district’s students.

Generally, the Board holds regular meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the District Office at 5:30 p.m. Agendas for the meetings are printed one week prior to each meeting. They are posted at the District Office, at each District school and on this section of the website. Unofficial minutes of the meetings also are posted on this site.

All Board of Education meetings are open to the public as required by Iowa Law. There may be a portion of a meeting or all of a meeting, that is operated as a legally closed session and not open to the public. Examples of items that may be dealt with at such a meeting include: a student hearing that may result in suspension or expulsion of the student; personnel issues; union negotiations; and administrative evaluations.

The 2023-2024 Board Meeting dates are listed below:
Meeting Dates
June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023
August 3, 2023
August 24, 2023 – Black & Gold Night is August 17, 2023
September 7, 2023 – Homecoming is September 15, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 5, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 2, 2023
November 16, 2023 – Thanksgiving, November 23, 2023
December 7, 2023 – Winter Break December 23, 2023 – January 1, 2024
January 4, 2024
January 18, 2024
February 1, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 7, 2024 – Spring Break March 11 – March 15, 2024
April 4, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 2, 2024
May 16, 2024 – Graduation is May TBD, 2024
June 13, 2024
July 11, 2024

School Board Members

 

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Brett Handy

– President

515-979-0048 (H)

Brigid Ernst 2021Brigid Ernst

– Vice President

515-480-8607 (H)

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– Board Member

(515) 745-9409

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– Board Member

515-979-0057

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Kelly Simmons

– Board Member

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515-967-3129 (H)

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Lori Slings

– Board Member

515-245-5624 (W)
515-975-8240 (H)

Whitney Smith McIntosh 2021(1)Whitney Smith McIntosh

– Board Member

Whitney.SmithMcIntosh@Southeastpolk.org

515-745-4436 (H)

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Dr. Dirk Halupnik

– Superintendent

Dirk.Halupnik@Southeastpolk.org

515-957-3405 (W)

 

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