Board of Education

The Mission of the Monticello Community Schools, a District striving for educational excellence, is to prepare students through challenging experiences, to be caring, productive, creative citizens who will possess a desire to be life-long learners.

The board of the Monticello Community School District, acting on behalf of the school district, will have jurisdiction over school matters within the territory of the school district. The board is empowered to make policy for its own governance, for employees, for students and for school district facilities. The board is also empowered to enforce its policies. The board may, through its quasi-judicial power, conduct hearings and rule on issues and disputes confronting the school district. The board has these powers and all other powers expressly granted to it in federal and state law as well as the powers that can be reasonably implied from the express powers. Because all powers of the board derived from the state statutes are granted in terms of action as a group, individual board members exercise authority over district affairs only as they vote to take action at a legal meeting of the board. In other instances, an individual board member, including the president, will have power only when the board, by vote, has delegated authority. The board may transact business only with a quorum present during a regular or special meeting. The board will make its members, the district staff, and the public aware that only the board acting as a whole has authority to take official action.

L to R – Peg Mere, Vice President; Angie Beitz, President; David Melchert, Bud Johnson, John Schlarmann

Board Member Office Term Expires Email Address
Angie Beitz President 2017 Angie Beitz Email
Bud Johnson Member 2017 Bud Johnson Email
Peg Mere Vice Pres. 2017 Peg Mere Email
David Melchert Member 2019 David Melchert Email
John Schlarmann Member 2019 John Schlarmann Email
Board Members serve 4 year terms


Board Committees:

Negotiations/Labor Relations – Bud Johnson
Grounds/Transportation – John Schlarmann
Education- Peg Mere
Finance – David Melchert
The Board President serves on all committees.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month starting at 6:00 PM at the Board Room in the District Office located at 711 South Maple Street, Monticello.  Board work sessions are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00 PM in the Board Room.  All changes in time and/or location will be posted.  Click here for a list of 2016-17 Board Meeting Dates!

Information on how to Become a School Board Member

Any citizen of the United States who is at least 18 years of age, an eligible voter, and is a resident of the Monticello Community School District may run for an open position on the school board. Members are elected on an at-large basis and serve a four year term. School board elections occur on odd numbered years.

Those interested in running for a school board position must obtain a nomination petition from the board secretary at 711 South Maple Street, Monticello. The candidate must obtain signatures equaling one percent of the eligible voters in the district or 50 eligible voters, whichever is less. At least 10 signatures must be obtained.

The candidate must attach a notarized affidavit acknowledging their eligibility. There is a notary employed at the district office.

The petition must be filed with the board secretary before 5:00 PM on or before the 40th day preceding the election.

A position on the school board may be filled by a write-in candidate. Write-in candidates are not required to file a nomination petition.

Source: Iowa Association of School Boards

If you have any questions, please contact Board Secretary, Judy Hayen or Superintendent, Dr. Brian Jaeger at 319-465-5963, ext. 5200.