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We appreciate your interest in the Van Meter Community School District and welcome your presence at School Board Meetings.

What is the Board's Role?
The Board's role is to provide leadership and establish policy for the school district. The Board sets district goals, determines curriculum, and allocates resources to meet its objectives. The Board is accountable to the state of Iowa and the people of Van Meter. Board members are also responsible for providing oversight to ensure that students are achieving at high levels and that public resources are being effectively and efficiently managed.

When and where does the Board meet?
The Board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in Room 219.  

Does the Board offer an opportunity for public comment?
All meetings are open to the public except those permitted by law to be held in closed session. You may address the Board during the open forum held at the beginning of board meetings. These comments are usually limited to three minutes. Those wishing to have an item considered for placement on the agenda should contact the superintendent (996-9960) at least seven days prior to the meeting.

How may I contact board members?
You may email or telephone board members at the addresses and telephone numbers listed on this page.

2016-17 School Board Members

Brian Gordon
Brian Gordon

Member Since 2009
Term Expires 2017
28109 Timber Valley Ln, Adel

My name is Brian Gordon and my wife, Kristi, and I have lived in the Van Meter school district since July of 2002. We have four boys, Grant (12), Drew(10), Will(5) and Ben(3). Kristi and I both grew up in smaller towns so the move to Van Meter has suited our family well and we have made a lot of great friends here.

I graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1989 and completed my four year degree from Central College in 1993. I enjoyed playing football at Central and the education I received. This is also where I met Kristi. I currently operate my insurance agency with Shelter Insurance in downtown Van Meter. After nearly 16 years in West Des Moines I decided to move closer to home and the community we care about. Kristi is an elementary school teacher but has stayed home with our boys until they are all in school.

My wife and I take an active interest in our children’s education and their sports activities. I have been active in youth sports in the form of coaching, planning, and general field maintenance and will continue to do so.. I have also done some varsity and junior high coaching at Van Meter over the past 15 years and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

I’d like to personally thank everyone who took part in the election process and I vow to do my very best for Van Meter Schools and our children over the next 4 years.

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Dan Koster
Mark Smith
Vice President
Brian Gordon
Liz Thompson
Brent Haynes