School Board

School Board
Mount Vernon School Board Members: Front L-R: Dr. Lori Merlak, Nannette Gunn – President, Denise Brannaman; Back L-R: Rick Elliott – Vice President, Dr. Greg Batenhorst – Superintendent, Jeremy Kunz, Lance Schoff, Bill Thomsen.

The Mount Vernon Community School District is governed by a seven-person School Board that serves four-year terms.  The School Board is charged with ensuring the policies, procedures, and practices of the District are in the best interest of its students and are in compliance with all pertinent state and federal guidelines.  The volunteers that serve as Board members are passionate about the district and the community, and represent their constituents in the community in an effective manner.

If you have a question or concern about the district, you are encouraged to communicate with Mount Vernon educators, administrators, and school board members. If you have a concern, the best place to begin is with those directly involved and responsible, at the specific school: the teacher and/or principal. It is there that most problems can be quickly and productively resolved. If questions still remain, please contact the superintendent. And, if you’re convinced that further action is required, the school board is available to hear your concerns.

The Mount Vernon Community School District School Board welcomes your ideas, questions or suggestions. With your help, we can achieve our goal of continued excellence in education.  Regular meetings of the School Board take place at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Mount Vernon High School.

Board of Education MembersBoard of Education Phone Numbers
Nannette Gunn
Rick Elliott
Denise Brannaman319-895-8291
Jeremy Kunz 319-551-7458
Bill Thomsen 319-558-8659
Dr. Lori Merlak319-389-2886
Lance Schoff319-382-4452
Dr. Greg Batenhorst
ext. 1001
Michael Marshall
School Board Secretary/Treasurer
ext. 1002