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Administration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who makes decisions that affect Lakeside Lutheran in addition to the campus administrative personnel (such as principal, vice-principal and department heads)?
Lakeside Lutheran High School is controlled by two boards, the General Board and the Board of Regents.

How are General Board members chosen?
The General Board is composed of representatives from every one of the 31 federated congregations (see below). Every congregation is permitted to send two delegates for each 500 communicant members, three delegates if the number of communicants ranges from 501-1000, and a maximum of four delegates for congregations with over 1,000 communicants. The minimum number of delegates from any congregation is two. In addition, one pastor from each federated congregation and one male teacher from its parish school (if applicable) may also be voting members. Additional pastors and teachers may attend General Board meetings as advisory members.

General Board delegates are elected or appointed by each congregation according to its own method. The terms of delegates vary according to the wishes of each congregation. Each congregation is asked to regularly inform its communicant membership of its General Board delegates. Currently, there is no public listing of these names.

What does the General Board do?
The General Board elects members to the Board of Regents, approves the annual budget and tuition amounts, and issues calls for all Lakeside teachers. It receives regular reports from the committee chairmen of the Board of Regents and ex officios. In many cases, the General Board is also the body that gives final approval to school policies. The General Board meets quarterly in August, November, February, and May. The General Board also meets as needed to issue calls and carry out other business.

What is the Board of Regents (BOR)?
The Board of Regents consists of thirteen members, all of whom are elected by the General Board.
The BOR oversees the daily operations of the school working in conjunction with Lakeside's administration. Members of the Board of Regents are listed annually in the Lakeside Student Directory.

What does the BOR do?
The Board of Regents is composed of five committees:

  • the Educational Planning Committee (EPC): oversees the school's instructional program and the called workers, and is involved with setting WPCP enrollment numbers;
  • the Financial Planning Committee (FPC): oversees the annual budget, plans for the school's financial needs, serves as the Financial Aid Committee, and tracks estate funds and other funds;
  • the Operational Planning Committee (OPC): oversees the school's physical building, addresses maintenance issues, and supervises care of the campus and the school's fleet of buses and cars;
  • the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC): oversees the development of long-range plans for the school and the school's recruitment efforts within the federation.

Each committee meets monthly except in December and July. (The Board of Regents also follows this schedule.) Each committee works on business items relevant to its mission and purpose, sending those items for ratification to the appropriate board(s) as outlined in the board policy manual.

How and/or why would I approach a board member?
Board members - both from the Board of Regents and the General Board - and the school administration always welcome comments and concerns from parents and other federation constituents. To identify the best person to contact for a board matter, call Lakeside for further information.

Prepared by James C. Grasby, Principal jgrasby@llhs.org

Board of Regents for 2018-19

Chairman Brian Ertman
Vice President Greg Raube
Secretary Pastor Matthew Vik
Treasurer Aaron Meyer
Dan Behl
Mark Burger
Pastor Paul Burk
Steve Gartner
Pastor Christopher Koschnitzke
Steve Krieser
Glenn Lassanske
Jared Matthies
Kyle Raymond

Board of Regents Standing Committees 2018-2019

Educational Planning
Jim Baxter
Steve Gartner
Tim Kassulke
Greg Raube
Kyle Raymond, Chairman

Operational Planning Committee
Mark Burger
Jeff Doyle
Steve Hoeft
Steve Krieser
Glenn Lassanske, Chairman

Financial Planning Committee
Pastor Chris Koschnitzke
Jared Matthies
Aaron Meyer, Chairman
Brian Neumann
Tim Otterstatter

Strategic Planning Committee
Dan Behl, Chairman/Secretary
Pastor Paul Burk
Pastor Matthew Vik
Jeff Weber
Faculty Representatives to the Committees (2018-2019)
EPC: Cameron Ausen
FPC: Mark Toepel
OPC: Damon Tracy
SPC: Phil Dretske

Campus administration for the 2017-18 school year

Assistant Principal of Student Life: Pastor Don Schultz
Activities Director:  Mr. Kirk DeNoyer
Director of Development: Mr. Scott Gronholz
Director of Instruction:  Mr. Daniel Kuehl
Director of Operations:  Mr. Todd Grundman
Director of Technology: Mr. Andrew Willems
Guidance Director:  Mr. Andy Rosenau
Principal:  Mr. James Grasby
Recruitment Director: Mr. Steve Lauber
Finance Manager: Mrs. Becky Retzlaff