Upcoming School Board Events
The Board of Education meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Columbus City Hall Council Chambers (105 N Dickason Blvd), unless posted otherwise.
These meetings are videotaped and broadcast on the local cable channel (Charter). The school board meetings air on the SCHOOL channel which is Charter analog 95 and Charter digital 981.1. The times are at 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM Monday-Sunday. You can also view past School Board Meetings on the Columbus School Board Vimeo Channel.
State law permits the Board to go into closed session only to discuss personnel matters, property acquisition, consult with attorneys, etc. These sessions must be posted and all action taken must conform with the requirements of the Wisconsin Open Meeting Law, Statute 19.85.
All meeting notices are sent to local media. The Board of Education serves the public and all of its meetings, including committee meetings, are open to the community. Public attendance and input are encouraged by the Board of Education.
The Board of Education takes action on matters only in formal session with a majority of members present. The Board President serves as the spokesperson for the School Board's position on all items related to the public schools.
Functions of the Board of Education include: establishing policies; approving and overseeing the school district budget; serving as good stewards of taxpayer funds; levying taxes; hiring/supervising Superintendent; and representing constituents, soliciting input on key decisions, and listening to concerns/needs of the community.
Current Board Members
School Board Committees
CESA 5 Delegate - Cindy Damm
WASB Voting Delegate - Barb Hesselberg
Governance Committee - Cindy Damm, Julie Hajewski, Bill Braun, & Superintendent Deuman
Legislative Committee - Mary Arnold, Kelly Crombie, and Barb Hesselberg