The Board of Christian Education meets on the first Monday of the each month at 6:00 pm in the school library.
The Board consists of 7 members elected by the voters’ assembly. One of those 7 members will be elected to the position of Chairperson by the board members. The Principal and ECE Director serve on the Board as an ex-officio member.
The Board’s role is not to administer the school but to make policy, establish goals, and direction for the school, and perform fiscal oversight of the school’s funds.
It will make decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain that Zion Lutheran School meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex, or social standing.
Each board member will hold confidential all matters pertaining to Zion Lutheran School which if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals or the school. In all other matters, the board will provide accurate information and interpret to the staff and parents the aspirations of the church community for the school.
Complaints must follow the steps that have been outlined in the “School Handbook”. The board asks that you remember the following steps.
Talk directly to the teacher or staff member about the concern.
If after a day or two, the concern is not to the parents’ satisfaction, schedule a meeting with the principal. The principal will ensure that all involved meet together to discuss concern.
After the above two steps have been followed, and the parents feel the concern is still not properly addressed, parents may appeal their concern directly to the Board of Education by submitting in writing their request. In consultation with the Board chair parents may attend the necessary Board meeting.
In our dealings with each other, let us remember the Lord’s words in Matthew 18:15ff, “If a brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” The prime goal of the staff of Zion Lutheran School is to assist parents in raising Christian children. Our dealings with each other are examples of the Christian life we are trying to teach them.
The Board of Christian Education will only act on complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.
Every complaint that comes to the board following this process will be thoroughly investigated. The board’s decision and final determination will be final.
Board of Christian Education
- Chairman: Andrew Boernke
- Secretary : Tiffany Freedle
- Members: Trisha Lemke, Kerri Hunter, Sadie Hruby, Chris Seifert