Governing Council (GC)

Mission and Purpose


Governing Council is the decision making body responsible for the day to day operations of CKCS in accordance with the Verona Area School District (VASD) Core Knowledge® Charter. 

Functions of Governing Council include, but are not limited to:

  • Goals and future of CKCS
  • Budget allocations
  • Capital expenditures
  • Personnel
  • Curriculum
  • Assessments
  • CKCS policies and procedures
  • Direct committee responsibilities

Governing Council consists of two non-voting community representatives, and eight voting council members. Voting members are:

  • Five members will be parents of children in school
  • CKCS Director
  • CKCS teacher representative
  • Badger Ridge Middle School representative

Members and Positions


Joleen Rau

Shunta Lewis

Abbey Weiss

Erin Marriott

Rick Kisting

CKCS Director

Nicole Boedeker
CKCS Teacher Representative

Charles Gleason
K-8 Parent Representative

Lauren McQuiston
Community Representative

Melissa Moser

Community Representative

Badger Ridge Middle School Representative

Committees - Get Involved!

We Want Your Input


CKCS depends on parent volunteers in many ways. One opportunity for parents to volunteer is by serving on Governing Council Committees.  The Governing Council uses Committees to help make decisions and contribute to projects.

If you're interested in participating, let us know!

Community Outreach and Public Relations


This Committee's goal is to provide the community with information about CKCS.

For example, this committee has examined recommendations to increase enrollment of students with disabilities and students who qualify for free/reduced meals.

Curriculum Committee


This Committee's goal is to review the K-8 curriculum. 

This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring the curriculum uses technology appropriately, aids students in developing problem-solving skills, and provides teachers with meaningful measurements of student progress.

Budget Committee


This Committee meets several times throughout the school year to develop an operating budget for the following school year.

Hiring/Personnel Committee


This Committee reviews how well the current hiring process is working and considers whether changes are appropriate.

Volunteers participate in the hiring process (interviews, etc.) if openings occur at CKCS. Most openings occur during the summer. A list of volunteers will be established and parents will be contacted as needed. Time commitment is between 4 and 8 hours. 

Other Ways to Get Involved


Interested in serving on one of the committees or assisting Governing Council in other ways? Let us know!

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