Board of Education

Meet the School Board

The Sun Prairie Area School District Board of Education is made up of seven elected community members to serve three-year terms. The Board appoints two non-voting student members that each serve a one-year term. All School Board elections are nonpartisan and held in April. The superintendent is appointed by the Board.

School Board Group Photo

At the Sun Prairie Area School District: We stand by all of our students, staff, and families.

The Sun Prairie Area School District celebrates and values our diverse community. We support and are inclusive of all students, staff, families, and community members of all races, ethnicities, faiths, national origins, immigration statuses, political viewpoints, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

We stand by our students with disabilities and their families.  We will continue to staunchly protect the rights of people of all abilities.

All children will be safe and loved in our schools…..Every Child, Every Day.


The School Board generally meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Sun Prairie City Hall, 300 E. Main Street or at the District Office, 501 S. Bird Street.

  • Meetings begin at 6:30 pm and are televised live on Charter cable channel 983, streamed live online at ksun.tv, and broadcast on 103.5 FM, The Sun Community Radio.
  • During School Board meetings, the agenda will automatically advance with the topic before the board.
  • School Board meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are posted on Board Docs, our electronic system.

Board Docs

Watch Past Meetings

School Board Access to Board Docs

Meeting Summaries

School Board Liaisons

2017-18 Approved Monitoring Reports

The Board of Education for the Sun Prairie Area School District adopted a new set of governing policies in August 2016. As part of this governing system, the administration is charged each year with preparing a compliance report for each Student Result and Operational Expectation policy known as a monitoring report.

SR1 Mega Result
SR 2 Literacy
SR 2 Numeracy
SR 3 Student Personal Development
OE 1  Global Operational Expectation
OE 2  Emergency Superintendent Succession
OE 3 Treatment of Community Stakeholders
OE 4  Personnel Administration
OE 5  Financial Planning
OE 6  Financial Administration
OE 7  Asset Protection
OE 8  Communicating with the Board
OE 9  Communicating with the Public
OE 10  Learning Environment/Discipline
OE 11  Instructional Program
OE 12 Facilities

 

Info About Running for the School Board

IMPORTANT DATES

December 1, 2018 - Earliest date nomination papers can be circulated

January 2, 2019 - Candidate deadline for filing all documents needed to appear on ballot

January 9, 2019 - Drawing of ballot order

February 19, 2019 - Spring Primary Election (if a primary is needed)

April 2, 2019 - School Board Election

CONTACT INFORMATION

Watch the Presentation from the 11/26/18 informational meeting.

Community Connections Plan

WASB Presentations

Annual Workplan

2019 School Board Member Candidates

Dr. Steve Schroeder, President

Tenure: June 2012 to April 2022

Committees & Liaison Appointments:
School Ambassador to C.H. Bird Elementary School, Westside Elementary School and District Office

Contact Information:
1300 Fitness Run, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.834.4005 Home
608.347.9324 Cell

shschro@sunprairieschools.org

Tom Weber, Vice President
Tenure: April 2011 to April 2020

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Dane County School Board Consortium, WASB Board of Director (Region 12). School Ambassador to Royal Oaks Elementary and Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School.

Contact Information:
2243 Innsbrooke Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.235.0963 Cell

tweber@sunprairieschools.org
Carol Sue Albright, Clerk

Tenure: April 2014 to April 2020

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Legislative Liaison, Sun Prairie Education Foundation, School Ambassador to Northside Elementary and Sun Prairie High School

Contact Information:
865 Jerico Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.837.2305

csalbri@sunprairieschools.org

Dave Hoekstra, Treasurer

Tenure: April 2015 to April 2022

Committee and Liaison Appointments:
City Planning Commission, TIF Board, School Ambassador to Token Springs Elementary and Prairie View Middle School

Contact Information:
1077 Virdon Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.977.2162

djhoeks@sunprairieschools.org

Marilyn Ruffin, Deputy Clerk

Tenure: April 2015 to April 2021

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Business and Education Partnership, School Ambassador to Creekside Elementary School and Prairie Phoenix Academy

Contact Information:
Home Address and Phone
1555 Wild Iris Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.444.1667
meruffi@sunprairieschools.org

Bryn Horton, Governance Officer

Tenure: April 2018 to April 2021

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
CESA #2 Delegate, Youth and Family Commission, Community Schools, School Ambassador to Eastside Elementary School and Patrick Marsh Middle School

Contact Information:
669 Sanibel Lane,
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.572.5542

bmhorto@sunprairieschools.org

Caren Diedrich, Member

Tenure: April 1998 to April 2022

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Chamber of Commerce, School Ambassador to Horizon and Meadow View Elementary School

Home Address and Phone
393 Bella Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.825.6473
crdiedr@sunprairieschools.org

Emily Flood, Student Member

Emily Flood is an 11th grade student

Emily was the Sophomore class president and was the Freshman Student Council president. She is also an active member of the Yearbook club. Emily is also working on her Gold Award, the highest level in the Girl Scouts.
 

Aisha Tunkara, Student Member

Aisha Tunkara is a 12th grade student at Sun Prairie High School.

Aisha participates in MSAN, BSU, and Amnesty International. She has high expectations for herself and others. She is a leader in our school and just an overall positive role model for all students.

School Board at Graduation