Public education is the backbone of American society, and local school boards are
deeply rooted in U.S. tradition. In fact, in 1966 the people of Kansas amended our
state’s constitution to specifically call for local public schools that are ‘maintained,
developed and operated by locally elected boards.
The seven individuals on our board of education are responsible for setting the vision
for our local education program and partners with staff and other members of the
community to provide the facilities and infrastructure to achieve that vision.
Their service to our school district is voluntary and they spend many hours serving
our schools. They research, study and then discuss issues so they can make informed
decisions on countless complex challenges. Too often we forget about the personal
sacrifices school board members make.
Each board member is a strong advocate for the success of every child in our schools.
They spend hours in meetings and on committees, and also advocate for our schools
with elected politicians by speaking out against budget cuts or pushing for policy and
Our board of education includes Lindsay Aspinwall, Jim Bodenheimer, Justin Finley,
Lucas Hattemer, Paige Noll, Traci Noll, Sharon Porter.
January 2021 marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month.
Jefferson County North board members have supported and continue to lead our
district through an unprecedented pandemic. Please join with others throughout our
district and state to thank the people who provide leadership for our public schools.