Re-Elect Judy Keliher for Lakeville Area School Board, Nov 3


Director, Lakeville Area School Board

As a board member, my decisions must reflect what is best for all students and all citizens. The board's standards and decisions affect a generation of students, our community and society.

What qualities make a good board member?

Integrity, commitment, vision, courage, respect

As a board member, I have no individual authority; an effective board acts as a whole and respects staff expertise. Most good board members develop skills over time through experience. Board members who run on a single issue or for personal gain create havoc in a school district.

As a School Board Member I am:

  • Motivated by the best interests of all kids
  • Willing to spend time and energy on board business.
  • Able to make decisions.
  • Able to function as part of a team.
  • A strong communicator, willing to listen.
  • Collaborative.
  • Believer in the democratic process.

Fundamental roles of school boards

Vision, structure, accountability, advocacy, conduct, ethics

School boards are most effective when members focus on the big picture: making policy, setting goals and engaging stakeholders, all with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. When boards focus on administrative issues, school districts suffer. Divided boards lead to a divided community.

Work of a School Board involves:

  • Developing a vision for the district.
  • Communicating with stakeholders.
  • Setting goals and monitoring progress.
  • Rallying the community around student achievement.
  • Establishing district policy.
  • Hiring and evaluating the superintendent.
  • Monitoring student achievement.
  • Ratifying employee contracts.
  • Aligning resources with goals.
  • Advocating student needs to lawmakers.
  • Collaborating with community partners.
  • Ensuring facilities are safe and adequate.


"Quality and Equitable Education for ALL Students "


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