School Board

General

The School Board provides governance to St. Croix Preparatory Academy.  The Board’s primary responsibilities are fiscal oversight, student achievement, and strategic direction.  The Board consists of parents, faculty, and community members voted into office by the St. Croix Prep community.  Members serve staggering three year terms with annual elections determining new membership.

Meeting Calendar

Meetings will start at 6:00pm

Orchestra Room 203 on the second floor.

2020

  • July 21, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 23, 2020*

*Board Retreat

  • November 17, 2020

2021

  • January 26, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 16, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 18, 2021*

*Board Election

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Governance Model

Since its inception, St. Croix Preparatory Academy has followed the Carver governance model.  This model is designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligations of accountability for the organizations they govern.  The model enables the board to focus on the larger issues (e.g. fiscal accountability, student achievement, and strategic initiatives), delegate operational responsibility with clarity (e.g. hiring, curriculum, student discipline, programming, etc.), to oversee management’s job without meddling, and to rigorously evaluate the accomplishment of the organization.

The Board of St. Croix Prep demands accomplishment of purpose and only limits the staff’s means to those which do not violate the board’s understood standards of prudence and ethics.

Board Members

Shane Mueller

Board Chair and Parent

Bob Hajlo

Board Vice Chair and Parent

Jim Markoe

Community Member

Christoph Brown

Teacher

Nicole Donnay

Teacher

Deb Keyes

Teacher

Jake Gottschalk

Teacher

Kim Pleticha

Parent

Kristin Denzer

Parent

Advisory Board Members

Jon Gutierrez

Executive Director

Kelly Gutierrez

Executive Director of Finance & Operations.

Joann Karetov

Lower School Principal

Amy Kleinboehl

Middle School Principal

Wanda Renner

Principal on Special Assignment

Andrew Sachariason

Upper School Principal

Peggy Rosell

Director of Student Services

Authorizer

St. Croix Preparatory Academy is authorized by Friends of Education.

Friends of Education

200 East Lake Street

Wayzata, MN 55391

Fall 2020 School Opening

Options

  • Distance Learning Model. This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home.
  • Back to School as Normal. This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • A Hybrid Model. This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note:  Per MDE, given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.

Decision

  • The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27.
  • All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.

Masks

  • Current guidance from MDE is that masks will not be required, but their usage is strongly recommended.
  • We will let families make their choice based on this recommendation.

Please note: This guidance from MDE is subject to change.