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Board of Trustees



Zone 1- Rena Olmstead

  • Appointed June 13, 2016
  • Current Term Expires- 2019

Zone 2- John Shaffer    

  • 1st Elected- 2011
  • Current Term Expires- 2019
  • Occupation- Superintendent of Airtech Mechanical

Zone 3- Tim Skubitz (Vice Chairman)

  • 1st Elected- 2008
  • Current Term Expires- 2019
  • Occupation- McDonald’s Owner/Operator
  • Education- Diploma/Degrees (List High School, College/University): Chief Sealth High School (Seattle), Course work taken at Gonzaga University, Northwestern University, and Hamburger University (HU)
  • Hometown- Seattle, Washington
  • Family- Terri (spouse, married 29 years) and three adult daughters (and one son-in-law)
  • Brief Personal Statement- A fundamental philosophy of McDonald's is to give back to the communities in which we do business; serving on the board is one of the ways that I believe that I can fulfill this value.  It has been an honor and privilege to serve as a trustee for the Lakeland Joint School District.

Zone 4- Brian Wallace

  • 1st Elected- 2009
  • Current Term Expires- 2017
  • Current/Previous Occupations- Director of Finance & Operations, CDA School District.  Before that, Business Services Manager, Washougal SD, and Executive Director Finance/Operations, East Valley School District
  • Education- Diploma/Degrees- High School: Wallace High School; College: University of Idaho, B.S. Business  Education; California State University Los Angeles, M.A Educational Leadership
  • Hometown- Wallace, Idaho
  • Family:  Wife, Cindy Wallace. Two kids – Mollie Wallace (12) and Evan Wallace (8)
  • Hobbies:  Golf, Fly Fishing, Music, Skiing, Camping
  • Brief personal statement- I believe education should be defined broadly.  Academics and test scores are very important, but a great educational system goes beyond test scores.  I am grateful that I live in a community that supports not only a rigorous academic program, but also supports a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, encourages learning beyond the classroom, and has built a culture that is inviting to everyone and considers the needs of working families.

Zone 5- Larry Brown (Chairman)

  • 1st Elected- 2000
  • Current Term Expires- 2017
  • Occupation- I am retired from the Coca-Cola Company.  I worked for them for 40 years and worked at several management positions.  I started as a bottle sorter at the Coeur d’Alene branch and last position was a field service technician.
  • Education-12 years at Lakeland Schools and graduated in 1969.  Attended NIJC (NIC) for 2 years while working at the Coca-Cola Company.  I continued with the Coca-Cola Company and received education and training that they provided for business management and technical training.
  • Hometown- My family moved to Rathdrum in 1950. I have lived here since.
  • Family- I am the 8th of nine children.  All of us are either Rathdrum High School graduates or Lakeland High School graduates.  My wife Jane and I have two sons, Dan and Joe.  Both sons are married and have families of their own. Dan and Joe are both graduates of Lakeland High School and of the University of Idaho.  Joe received his MBA from University of California.
  • Hobbies-For fun I like to go to Priest Lake.  I enjoy local history and traveling around the Northwest exploring and discovering things that are new to me.

Map of Trustee Zones and District Boundaries (.pdf)

The Board of Trustees of the Lakeland Joint School District #272 is the governmental entity established by the State of Idaho to plan and direct all aspects of the District’s operations to the end that students shall have ample opportunity to achieve their individual and collective learning needs and to provide a thorough system of education.

Regular School Board Meetings are typically held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise posted), at the Lakeland School District Administration Offices, 15506 N Washington Street, Rathdrum, Idaho. The location exception for regular meetings is as follows:  October, Spirit Lake Elementary; February, Twin Lakes Elementary; April, Athol Elementary.  For a complete regular meeting schedule please click the following link: 2015-16 Meeting Schedule .

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Left to Right:  Tim Skubitz, Vice Chairman; Larry Brown, Chairman; Kyle Olmstead, Member; John Shaffer, Member; and Brian Wallace, Member