May is School Board Recognition Month!

Hello Everyone,

May is School Board Recognition Month in Iowa. Across the state there are 330 school districts, led by 1,875 school board members. These board members represent a continuing commitment to local citizen decision making in public education. Each month, they donate their personal time in service to Iowa students. In our school district we have a five person school board and I want to take a moment to recognize them and say thanks to each of our amazing Board members in the Monticello Community School District.

In the Monticello Community School District School Board members are locally elected to four year terms. They are non-salaried public officials entrusted with the task of providing the direction for the education of our students. The board of education is a uniquely American institution, dating from the earliest days of our country. It has made public schools flexible and responsive to local community needs. Today, public schools are being asked to raise the bar of academic achievement, while remaining good stewards of the public’s investment in education. These elected volunteers create school policy, approve curricula, develop innovative opportunities, maintain school facilities, and make important decisions regarding school finance, including budgets and taxes. Their contribution to our community demands sound knowledge in several key areas, including leadership, school improvement, school finance, and advocacy.

Join me in saying “thank you” to the school board members of the Monticello Community School District for their time and dedication. Thank you to Bud Johnson, John Schlarmann, Dave Melchert, Mandy Norton, and Craig Stadtmueller for their amazing support of the Monticello Community School District.  We have all benefited from their leadership and truly appreciate the job each has done to make the Monticello Community School District be the best that it can be.

If you have a moment I encourage you to email our board members and let them know you appreciate all they do for our children in the Monticello Community School District.


Dr. Brian Jaeger, Superintendent
Monticello Community School District

Board Members Emails:
Bud Johnson:
John Schlarmann:
Dave Melchert:
Mandy Norton:
Craig Stadtmueller: