Board of Education Members
Standing L-R: Damon Piscitelli, Diana Rothamer, Jeff Hanna
Seated L-R: Leah Lipska, Michelle Dunn, Kimberly Sailor, Dani Michels
THE MOUNT HOREB AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGSBoardDocs - Board of Education Agendas and Minutes can be found here: https://www.mhasd.k12.wi.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2938
Board members encourage your attendance at Board meetings to show your interest in the district.
The Board meetings are videotaped and available on the District webpage at
When and where are Board meetings held?
Regular School Board meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Step Room at the Middle School located at 900 East Garfield Street. Special meetings are held periodically as needed. 2016-2017 Board of Education Meeting Dates
Who participates in Board meetings?
All Board members actively participate in board meetings as well as the Superintendent, who is seated with the School Board. He/she serves as an agent of the school board in the daily operations of the district and acts as a consultant to the Board. Although he/she enters into discussion about agenda items with the Board, he/she does not vote. Other administrators are present and participate as needed in meetings.
What happens at Board meetings?
The School Board establishes or modifies district policies and acts on recommendations presented by the administration on matters involving curriculum, personnel, finance, building maintenance, student activities and other areas of school district operations.
Are all Board meetings open to the public?
All Board meetings are open to the public except for closed sessions or meetings which are allowed for the purpose of discussing matters as specified in s 19.85 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Closed meeting purposes include negotiations and personnel matters, as well as other items specified.
Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
An item (Citizens Comments) has been placed on the regular Board agenda early and late in the meeting for the public to comment on school district concerns. Citizens who wish to make a presentation on a specific matter are requested to arrange for agenda time by contacting the Board President or Superintendent at least one week before the meeting.
At the meeting, citizens requesting to be heard shall state their name (and provide their name and telephone number in writing) and indicate whether they are representing themselves or a group. The Board President may establish time limits and other guidelines for presentations and comments. Personnel complaints are not to be discussed in open session, but should, instead, be taken to the superintendent and if not resolved be discussed as part of a closed session of the Board.