Benefits of Developing a Positive Relationship with your Local Public School District

Participants will come away from this session with an understanding of what they can expect from their public school district, and the advantages of a developing positive relationships to benefit both the district and the Lutheran school. This lecture and interactive presentation will include a discussion of what rights our Lutheran schools have when it comes to state and federal funding. Topics will include transportation, Federal Title programs, shared staff development opportunities, and steps to follow if the Lutheran school is not receiving any cooperation from the public school district.

Dr. Lowell Holtz is an experienced Lutheran elementary school teacher, public school principal and School District Administrator in small rural and large urban settings. His career began as a Lutheran elementary teacher in Minnesota, before returning to Wisconsin to serve as a public school principal in Cambridge and Peshtigo. While serving in Peshtigo he was honored as Wisconsin’s Elementary Principal of the Year and recognized in Washington, D.C., as a National Distinguished Principal. He has served as a School District Administrator in Wisconsin for 14 years, and as the Director of Safety and Transportation for a large district in the Minneapolis Metro area. Dr. Holtz has taught the Legal Aspects of School Administration at Wisconsin Lutheran College and currently serves as the instructor of The Principalship, at Martin Luther College. He and his wife Sue have been blessed with five children who all graduated from Luther Prep and six grandchildren, including one currently enrolled at Luther Prep.

John Meyer (PhD) is the Martin Luther College (MLC) director of graduate studies and teaches graduate-level courses in areas of school leadership, school culture, and change. He regularly presents about educational change at national conferences like the AERA, EDUCAUSE, and Leadership in Higher Education. He has 21 years of experience as a principal and teacher in Lutheran schools.

Sectional 5

Tuesday, June 21

1:00 pm

Lowell Holtz