School Board

Board Minutes

Board Agenda

Board Members

Title Name Term Contact
President Jeff Wright Expires: 2023 1105 Sheridan Ct
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
(712) 490-9460
Vice-President Amiee Krogh Expires: 2023 2381 Port Neal Road
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
(712) 943-7353
Director Lillyan Rodriguez Expires: 2025 1001 Clairmont Cir
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
Director Tammy Matthey Expires: 2023 5728 Old Lakeport Road
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 251-1331
Director Matt Britton Expires 2025 813 Cottonwood Trl
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054

SB-L Board Goals 2021-2022

Student Achievement

Goal: Continuous improvement for all student performance in math, reading and science.

Criteria for success: Each student will improve their performance on Iowa Assessments on an annual basis.

Action steps:

  • Support will be provided for individual students and may be required of the students who are not demonstrating adequate improvement or progress.
  • Building principals will share their building action plans including staff development activities with the board of education at the beginning of each year.
  • Student achievement data will be shared with the board on an annual basis.
  • The Iowa Department of Education selected the assessments developed by the Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa. The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) were implemented in the spring of 2019 in the following grades and subject areas:
    • Mathematics: Grades 3 – 11
    • English-Language Arts, including reading and writing: Grades 3-11
    • Science: Grades 5, 8, and 10


Goal: Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Criteria for success: All funds have a positive balance

Action Steps:

  • Collaborate with other government agencies to discuss the possibilities of cost sharing opportunities.
  • Investigate renewable energy as a way to reduce energy costs.
  • Continue the use of the district finance committee as an avenue to communicate district finance issues with our public.
  • The board of directors will review student population growth annually and align the district’s programs, staffing and/or facility needs.


Goal: To have a district network that is stable and reliable.

Goal: To have district computers and /or systems operable so learning is not compromised.

Criteria for success: Down time due to network issues will be less than 6 hours (.5%) of instructional time per building, per year.

Action steps:

  • Improve the districts network by updating switches and servers to provide a stable and reliable network.

Goal: To maintain the 1:1 initiative in grades 6-12. Maintain the availability of Chromebooks in grades K-5.

Criteria for success: All Pre-K-12 students will have access to a Chromebook.

Action steps:

  • Continue to refresh student and teacher devices as necessary.
  • Purchase enough Chromebooks to ensure each TK-5 student has a Chromebook to take home in case we need to move to on-line/remote learning due to COVID-19.
Goal:  Provide connectivity to students that do not have internet access at home. 
Criteria for success: All Pre-K-12 students will have access to internet at home.
Action steps:
  • Continue to partner with LongLines to provide connectivity to students at a reduced rate.


Goal: Development of a long-range maintenance plan

Criteria for success: A long-range maintenance plan will be updated and approved by the board.

Action steps:

  • The superintendent will work with the board and the director of maintenance to develop a long-range maintenance plan.
Goal: Development of a long-range facility plan
Criteria for success: A long range facility plan will be updated and approved by the board.
Action steps:
  • The superintendent will work with the District Facility Committee and the board to develop a long-range facility plan.


Goal: Develop a connected learning community by being inclusive and transparent in all school communications.

Criteria for success: Students, parents, community members, teachers and classified staff feel as if they are well informed and have their questions and concerns answered in a timely manner.

Action steps:

  • Continue to improve the district web site to promote a meaningful source of communication.
  • Support the use of Infinite Campus as a means of communicating information to students and parents.
  • Continue the use of district level committees to freely share information and ideas that will enhance the opportunities for the students of our district.
  • Monthly updates to the board members from the building principals.

Curriculum and Instruction

Goal: To ensure that all Sgt. Bluff-Luton students have access to rigorous & relevant curriculum and to provide educators with a tool for assuring that essential subject matter is being taught.

Criteria for success: The Sgt. Bluff-Luton Community School District will implement the Iowa Core Curriculum plan that was developed by the Iowa Core Curriculum Committee.

Action Steps:

  • Continue the development of understanding of the Common Core Curriculum.
  • All responsible staff members will receive necessary training concerning the Common Core Curriculum through in-service opportunities.
  • Continue to purchase current and relevant curriculum materials. Develop and present a curriculum purchasing plan for board approval.
  • Continue to support the implementation of initiatives and programs at each building.
  • Provide an on-line /remote learning option if a child, another resident of the child’s residence, or one of the child’s regular caretakers has a significant health condition that increases their risk of COVID-19.
Goal: Provide on campus face to face instruction to our students as long as it is safe and feasible
Criteria for success: Face to face instruction takes place for the majority of the school year.
Action steps:
  • Monitor and adjust our Return to Learn Plan to maximize face to face instruction while maintaining a safe learning environment. 

Goal: Integrate technology across the curriculum, increasing students and staff access and the use of technology.

Criteria for success: Staff members are expanding the use of technology and increasing student engagement by use of technology.

Action steps:

  • Continued learning opportunities for teachers through scheduled in-service.
  • Successful implementation of technological initiatives at each building.

Safe and Orderly Environment

Goal: To provide a safe and orderly environment for all students and staff.

Criteria for success: Increase the percentage of students who indicate that they feel safe at school.

Action Steps:

  • Support implementation of guidance curriculum.
  • Support programs and initiatives to help reduce bullying and harassment. Support the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).