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School Board Meeting Info

The Wadena-Deer Creek School Board typically meets on the third Monday of each month in the Robertson Theatre in the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School. However, if there is a legal holiday on a Monday, the meetings are held on the following Tuesday (January and February). Meetings are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m.

The six members of the School Board have been elected to four-year terms of office. All board members must be residents of the Wadena-Deer Creek School District, be eligible voters and be at least 21 years of age. The annual election is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

The Board approved the following meeting schedule for 2019 (NOTE TIME CHANGE):

*Meetings are in the Robertson Theatre unless otherwise noted.

August 19 Monday - 5:30 pm

September 16 Monday - 5:30 pm Bluffton Community Center

October 21 Monday - 5:30 pm

November 25 Monday - 5:30 pm

December 16 Monday - 5:30 pm Truth in Taxation Hearing


WDC School Board

Wadena-Deer Creek’s School Board, front from left: Kent Schmidt, chair; Peter Hayes, director; Melissa Seelhammer, treasurer; Vince Hinojos, clerk; back from left: Supt. Lee Westrum; Ryan Damlo, director, Dan Lawson, vice chair.

Wadena-Deer Creek’s School Board, front from left: Kent Schmidt, chair; Peter Hayes, director; Melissa Seelhammer, treasurer; Vince Hinojos, clerk; back from left: Supt. Lee Westrum; Ryan Damlo, director, Dan Lawson, vice chair.

Kent Schmidt, Chair

(218) 631-3019

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Schmidt was elected to the Board in 2012. His term ends 12/31/2020. 

 

Dan Lawson, Vice Chair

(218) 631-7206

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In 2016, Lawson was elected to the Board. His term expires 12/31/2020.

 

Vince Hinojos, Clerk

(218) 631-1365

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In 2016, Hinojos was elected to the Board. His term expires 12/31/2020.

 

Melissa Seelhammer, Treasurer

(218) 371-1622

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In 2018, Seelhammer was elected to the Board. Her term expires 12/31/2022. 

 

Ryan Damlo, Director

(218) 371-6701

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Damlo was elected to the Board in 2018. His term ends 12/31/2022.

 

Peter Hayes, Director

(218) 631-1031

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Hayes was elected to the board in 2018. Her term will expire 12/31/2022. 

 

Lee Westrum, Superintendent

(218) 632-2176

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Supt. Westrum has served as WDC's superintendent since July 2013.