Board of Education

The MPSD School Board consists of seven members that are responsible for establishing policies in accordance with state law regarding students, personnel, educational programs, physical plants and equipment, and relations with the community. The Board establishes the budget and has fiscal control of expenditures of school funds. The superintendent serves as the Chief Executive Officer and offers recommendations to the Board to gain feedback when developing and administering District philosophy, goals, and revisions to Board policies.

Unlike the City Council and County Board, members of the Board of Education are elected “at large.” This means that each member represents the entire school district and not any designated portion. Citizens may contact any or all Board members but should be aware that members have no authority as individuals, only as they meet together as a Board. 

Please contact School Board Secretary Laurie Braun with any questions at 920-686-4783 or braunla@mpsd.k12.wi.us

BOARD POLICIES

You will find the Manitowoc Public School District school board policies and bylaws online on this searchable website.

BOARD MEMBERS

Correspondence can be sent to 2902 Lindbergh Drive, Manitowoc or via email for our School Board Members.

President - Dave Longmeyer
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9548 
Phone: (920) 980-0273
Email Dave Longmeyer
First Elected: April 2014   
Term Ends: April 2020                  
Profession: Landscape Manager, Kohler Company

Vice PresidentDave Nickels 
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9556
Phone: (920) 684-0912
Email Dave Nickels
First Elected: April 2016
Term Ends: April 2022                            
Profession: Retired from County Human Services/Social Worker

Treasurer Elizabeth Williams 
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9537
Phone: (920) 860-7085
Email Elizabeth Williams
First Elected: April 2016
Term Ends: April 2022       

Board of Education MemberLisa Johnston 
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9546 
Phone: (920) 726-4992
Email Lisa Johnston
First Elected: April 2018
Term Ends: April 2021       

Board of Education Member - Richard Nitsch 
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9538 
Phone: (920) 242-2299
Email Richard (Dick) Nitsch 
First Elected: June 2018
Term Ends: April 2020 
Profession:  Retired Director of Pupil Services Two Rivers School District and School Psychologist

Board of Education Member - Meredith Sauer 
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9536 
Phone: (920) 860-6881
Email Meredith Sauer 
First Elected: April 2019
Term Ends: April 2022
Profession:  General & Pre-College Education Dean, LTC.

Board of Education Member -Catherine Shallue 
District Voicemail: (920) 663-9547 
Phone: (920) 860-2676
Email Catherine Shallue
First Elected: April 2012
Term Ends: April 2021

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS  
Catherine Shallue, Chair
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams
Lisa Johnston

CURRICULUM
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams, Chair
Dave Nickels
Meredith Sauer

FINANCE AND BUDGET
Dave Nickels, Chair
Richard Nitsch
Catherine Shallue

PERSONNEL 
Richard Nitsch, Chair
Lisa Johnston
Meredith Sauer


EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (ERC)
Dave Longmeyer, President
Dave Nickels, Vice-President/Clerk
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams, Treasurer

CITY RECREATION BOARD
Dave Steavpack (Representative)

ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (ARC)
Dave Longmeyer, Board President
Dave Nickels, Finance Chair
Richard Nitsch, Personnel Chair

CURRICULAR ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Drug -Free Schools (AODA)/Human Growth & Development, Richard (Dick) Nitsch
School Forest, Dave Nickels
Gifted & Talented, Meredith Sauer
Business Education Partnership Council - Elizabeth (Liz) Williams