Members & Committees

 

Board Members

President

Mr. Josh Lydon
515 W Main Street
Sparta, WI  54656
(608) 377-2794
joshlydon@spartan.org
Elected: April 2021
Term Expires: April 2024

Vice President

Mr. James Rasmussen
1527 Highland Meadows Dr
Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 343-0930
jrasmussen@spartan.org
Elected: April 2013
Term Expires: April 2022

 

 

 

Treasurer & Committee Chair

VACANT
Elected: April 2020
Term Expires: April 2023

Clerk

Ms. Heidi Prestwood
200 Summer Lane Apt. 1
Sparta, WI 54656
(219) 363-2470
hprestwood@spartan.org
Elected: April 2020
Term Expires: April 2023

 

Committee Chair


Elected: April 2017
Term Expires: April 2023

Director

Mr. Colin Burns-Gilbert
814 N Chester St
Sparta, WI  54656
(612) 508-2650
cburnsgilbert@spartan.org
Elected: April 2021
Term Expires: April 2024

Director

Mr. Ed Lukasek
129 Torreyview Dr.
Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 269-2987
elukasek@spartan.org
Elected: April 2019
Term Expires: April 2022

Committee Members

Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee

Ms. Heidi Prestwood
Mr. Colin Burns Gilbert
Mr. Joshua Lydon- ex officio

Policy, Finance & Facilities Committee

Mr. Ed Lukasek
Mr. James Rasmussen
Mr. Josh Lydon, ex-officio

School Board Vacancy Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Sparta Area School Board will be accepting application to fill a vacancy due to a resignation of the Board of Education. 

  1. The remaining term of this position is approximately 18 months and ending with the school board election of April 2023.  The process is described in Board Policy Article 0142.5 as follows:  
  2. Appointment by the Board to fill a vacancy shall be by the majority vote of the existing Board. All votes shall be recorded, preserved and open to public inspection to the extent prescribed in Wis. Stat. Chapter 19. Secret ballots may only be used when Board members are electing officers.
  3. The vacancy shall be announced in the local newspaper for a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the deadline for applications.
  4. If one or no applications are received by the deadline, the deadline may be extended by a majority vote of the Board. 
  5. If more than six (6) candidates apply for the vacancy, the Board as a whole may review the applications and select six (6) candidates for consideration by the full Board.
  6. All applicants are to submit a notice of their interest, in writing, to the Board Administrative Assistant/Superintendent's Office.
  7. The Board may interview candidates to ascertain their qualifications. All applicants will be notified of their interview time and given an equal opportunity to make statements on their behalf and answer Board questions.  If a candidate is unavailable during the designated meeting, the candidate may choose another person to represent himself/herself. Applicants will be requested as a courtesy to not be present while other applicants are being interviewed.  Interviews of the candidates shall be done in open meeting unless the discussion involves financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data that, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of the person.
  8. If the vacancy is not filled within sixty (60) days of the date on which the vacancy first exists, the vacancy shall be filled by the following methods: 
    1. If an appointment for a vacancy is not made due to a voting deadlock of the Board at the conclusion of the initial sixty (60) day period following the date on which the vacancy first exists, the final selection will made at the first meeting of the full Board (following the initial sixty (60) day period) by a random drawing of the candidates tied with the highest number of votes during the most recent attempt.
    2. If the first solution does not apply for any reason, the Board President will appoint a candidate to fill the vacancy at the first meeting of the full Board which follows the initial sixty (60) day period.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the Board's decision.  The candidate appointed to the vacancy upon being notified of the selection shall be deemed to have accepted the appointment unless, within five (5) days thereafter, the person files with the Board Clerk or Board President a written refusal to serve.  Pending acceptance and filing the oath of office and Campaign Registration Statement, the appointed Board member shall be seated at the next meeting of the Board.  The Board President will assign the appointee to a standing committee and other delegated responsibilities as necessary.  Within ten (10) days after the appointment, the Board Clerk will report the name and post-office address of the new member to the clerk and treasurer of each municipality having territory in the school District.

Interested individuals should contact the School District Office at Maplewood, 900 E Montgomery Street, Sparta, WI 54656, or call (608) 366-3400, where applications are available.  All applications and/or letters of interest are to be received by the District Office at Maplewood by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 29 at 4:00 pm.  

Board Vacancy Application