CCA School Board of Education
As your elected officials, these leaders dedicate themselves to ethical decision making, service-oriented behavior, tireless advocacy for students, and champions of the success of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District.
The Board of Education is responsible for the high-level planning, policy-making and systemic evaluation of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District. The Board approves and acts upon matters required by law, and hires, supervises and evaluates the Superintendent.
Members of the Clear Creek Amana Board of Education consist of three (3) At Large Directors, and four (4) District Directors that serve a specific geographic area of the District. A Director district map showing the boundaries of the four (4) districts can be found here. Directors serve the students and citizens of the school district and they serve four-year terms.
Regular meetings of the Board of Education are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Clear Creek Amana Administration Office at 1486 Highway 6 NW, Oxford. All meeting notices are posted on the district website. 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. Board agendas, minutes and policies may be found through the district website.
According to Iowa Open Meetings Law, the 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 actions must conform with the law.
The board recognizes situations may arise in the operation of the school district which are of concern to parents and other members of the school district community.
The board firmly believes concerns should be resolved at the lowest organizational level by those individuals closest to the concern. Whenever a complaint or concern is brought to the attention of the board, it will be referred to the administration to be resolved. Prior to board action, however, the following should be completed:
- Matters should first be addressed to the teacher or employee.
- Unsettled matters from (a) above or problems and questions about individual attendance centers should be addressed to the employee's building principal.
- Unsettled matters from (b) above or problems and questions concerning the school district should be directed to the superintendent/associate superintendent.
- If a matter cannot be settled satisfactorily by the superintendent/associate superintendent, it may then be brought to the board for consideration. To bring a concern, the individual shall notify the board president or board secretary in writing, who may bring it to the attention of the entire board.
It is within the discretion of the board to address complaints from the members of the school district community, and the board will only consider whether to address complaints if they are in writing, signed, and the complainant has complied with this policy. The board is not obligated to address a complaint and may defer to the decision of the superintendent/associate superintendent. If the board elects not to address a complaint, the decision of the superintendent/associate superintendent shall be final. If the board does elect to address a complaint, its decision shall be final.
School Board of Education Resource Links
Iowa Association of School Boards
For more information about IASB and how it supports its members with advocacy, training and various services.
Iowa Department of Education
The Iowa Department of Education (DE) works with the Iowa State Board of Education to provide support, supervision, and oversight for the state education (State Board) system that includes public elementary and secondary schools, nonpublic schools that receive state accrcreditation, area education agencies (AEAs), community colleges, and teacher preparation programs.