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BOE Meeting Dates and Times

The South Haven Board of Education meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the South Haven School library. If a meeting is moved from this time, or a special meeting is needed, these changes will be announced on the home page of the website and in the school calendar.

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Contact Suzie Bacon  Suzie Bacon Board of Education
Contact Brock Byers  Brock Byers Board of Education
Contact Kalen Fitch  Kalen Fitch Board of Education
Contact Don Minor  Don Minor Board of Education
Contact Steve Nicholson  Steve Nicholson Board of Education
Contact Bryan Smith  Bryan Smith Board of Education
Contact Matt Theurer  Matt Theurer Board of Education

Addressing the Board of Education


BCAE Public Hearings 

The board may hold public hearings on matters which the board deems appropriate.

Public hearings will be held at a convenient time and a suitable place.

The board president or vice-president shall preside at public hearings and shall request every participant to state name, residence and purpose for speaking. After a hearing is called to order the board may delegate another individual to run the actual hearing.

Approved: May 13, 2015

BCBI Public Participation at Board Meetings  

Open Forum

The president or presiding officer may ask patrons attending if they would like to speak during the open forum. Rules for the public forum will be available from the clerk prior to the board meeting and at the meeting itself. The board president may impose a limit on the time a visitor may address the board. The board president may ask groups with the same interest to appoint a spokesperson to deliver the group’s message. Except to ask clarifying questions, board members shall not interact with speakers at the open forum.

Patron-Requested Agenda Items

Any patron may request addition of a specific agenda item and shall notify the superintendent {seven} days prior to the meeting and state the reason(s) for the request. The superintendent shall determine whether the request can be solved by staff without the patron’s appearance before the board. If not, the superintendent shall consult with the board president, and the patron’s request may be placed on the next regular board meeting agenda.

Handling Complaints

The superintendent may refer complaints to the board only if a satisfactory adjustment cannot be made by a principal, the superintendent, or other appropriate staff members.

Approved: May 13, 2015

See also KN Complaints

Board of Education

Meet the Members of the Board of Education

Suzie Bacon

Suzie graduated with the South Haven Class of 1987. She is married to Bryon Bacon, another South Haven graduate. They have three children, two of whom are South Haven graduates, and one child currently attending South Haven. Suzie was first elected to the USD 509 Board of Education in 2011.

Brock Byers

Brock is a South Haven graduate with the class of 2002. He and his wife Kim have one son currently attending South Haven School.  Brock was first elected to the USD 509 Board of Education in 2017.

Kalen Fitch

Kalen is a 2008 graduate of South Haven School. He and his wife have two sons. who will attend South Haven School.  Kalen has been a member of the USD 509 Board of Education since 2018.

Don Minor

Don Minor is a 1986 graduate of South Haven. He and his wife Ann have two daughters, Maddie and Claire, who attend South Haven School. Don has been a member of the USD 509 Board of Education since 2020. 


Steve Nicholson

Steven Nicholson graduated from South Haven High School in 1990. He is married to Kalli Nicholson, and has four children Shane, Alex, Abigail and Mae. He is employed at Globe Engineering Inc. Steve serves the community in many fashions including city council, Captain for the South Haven fire department, and member of the fair board. Steve was elected to the Board of Education in 2013.

Bryan Smith

Bryan is a graduate of South Haven High School (2000).  Bryan received his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in 2004, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Newman University in December 2012.  Bryan has worked in aerospace for over 8 years and currently employed at Hawker Beechcraft as a Supply Chain Manager. He is married to Julia, and has two children, Madison and Alex, currently enrolled in South Haven School. Bryan has been a member of the Board of Education since 2011.

Matt Theurer

Matt grew up in South Haven and was a member of the 1990 graduation class. He is a graduate of Kansas State University. He and his wife Lea farm north of South Haven and have two daughters, Jacee and Kelly, who attend South Haven Schools.  Matt has been a member of the Board of Education since 2020.

USD 509 Board of Education

Steve Nicholson, President

Matt Theurer, Vice-President

Suzie Bacon, Member

Brock Byers, Member

Kalen Fitch, Member

Don Minor, Member

Bryan Smith, Member

Unoffical Minutes

USD 509 Regular Board Meeting Agendas

Click on each date to see the agenda for that meeting. Remember, no agenda is final until approved by the Board of Education at the meeting.

Sep 2020

Aug 2020

Jul 28, 2020 Special

Jul 20, 2020 Special

Jul 2020

Jun 2020

May 2020

April 2020

Special 4-1-20

Special 3-16-20

Mar 2020

Feb 2020

Jan 2020

Dec 2019

Nov 2019

Oct 2019

Sep 2019