Board of Education

Ottumwa voters elect seven residents at-large to serve on the Board of Directors. Staggered four-year terms assure continuity. Current board members are: Leisa Walker, President; Mike Dalbey, Vice-President; Jeff Bittner; Gary Granneman; Mike Carpenter; Nancy Manson; and Bill Allen.

The board meets on the second Monday of each month at SparkTank, located in downtown Ottumwa at 325 E. Main Street. All meetings are open to the public.

The Board of Directors of the Ottumwa Community School District is committed to a quality education for every student. The objective of this philosophy is to help each child develop into a mature individual and a contributing member of society. The board believes that this objective can best be met through a school program wide enough in scope to encompass the intellectual, physical, civic, social and aesthetic education of children.

The district does not discriminate against any applicant, employee or student on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), disability, religion or creed. The board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.