Site Council



The purpose of the School Improvement Council (also referred to as Site Council) is to involve staff, parents and community members in school-based shared decision-making. Lincoln parents, staff, and community partners comprise this Council. Members work to monitor progress on the goals and objectives of the Lincoln Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

The goal of school-based shared decision-making is to affect the instructional program in order to improve student achievement. At the same, shared/school-based decision-making provides a process to make informed decisions for the future through involvement of school staff, parents and community members.

When parents, students, teachers and community members unite to provide quality education for our students, a true spirit of collaboration, trust and shared decision-making provide us with the best ingredients for success.


1. To attend and actively participate in after school meetings once monthly from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

2. To monitor the school’s progress on school improvement.

3. To gather opinions and ideas from members or others whom you are representing and to communicate to constituents the actions of the Council.

4. To attend supplementary sessions on school improvement as requested during the school year.


2015-16 Meeting Dates and Membership

Third Monday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 9 (lower level classroom)

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 21

January 25 (exception – this is fourth Monday; third Monday is MLK Day-no school)

February 15

March 21

April 18

May 16

Members and Categories of Representation (as of October 2015)

Jennifer Cavanagh
Gina Kramer
Maggie May
Kathy Sutton

Community Members
Shelby Kelchen, Clarke University
Keith Leverentz, LIFE Group
Melanie Seier, St. Mark’s
Lindsay Theisen, Hy-Vee

School Staff
Nikki Bechen
Beth Blanchard
Julie Bormann
Kristin Helle
Donna Loewen
Jim Luksetich
Erica Olds

District Representatives
Lorilee Hamel
Wanda Steuri