Board of Education

The Auburn School Board consists of six members who are elected by the voters of the district. Board members serve four-year staggered terms. All members are voted at large. The board sets school policies within the guidelines of state and federal law and the Nebraska State Board of Education. Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Auburn Schools Central Office board room, located at 1713 J Street, Auburn, Nebraska. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. Special sessions are announced to the public in advance.
 Auburn Board of Education Members (L to R): Top Row- Stephen Kennedy, Beth Kernes Krause, & Bill Chapin.  Bottom Row- Dr. Mike Zaruba, Laura Osborne, & Ryan Jones.

Current Board of Education Officers are:

  • Beth Kernes Krause — Vice President
  • Ryan Jones
  • Bill Chapin
  • Laura Osborne
  • Stephen Kennedy
  • Dr. Mike Zaurba — President
  • Theresa Shelton — Secretary
  • Kellie Fogarty — Treasurer

Current Committee Assignments:

Policy Committee (**Osborne, Kennedy, Kernes Krause)

Building and Grounds Committee (**Chapin, Osborne, Zaruba)

Human Resources Committee (**Jones, Chapin, Kernes Krause)

Budget Committee (**Kennedy, Jones, Zaruba)

** – Committee Chairs


Contact Information for the Auburn Board Members:

Bill Chapin – Email:
Ryan Jones – Phone: (402)274-6652
Stephen Kennedy – Email:
Beth Kernes Krause – Email:
Laura Osborne – Email:
Dr. Mike Zaruba – Email:


Current meeting agenda can be accessed on-line by clicking on the link below:
(Please note that current agendas will available 3 days prior to the meeting)

July 8th Regular Meeting Minutes

July 8, 2019 Meeting Agenda

June 10, 2019 Meeting Agenda

June 10th Regular Meeting Minutes 

District #29 Board of Education Upcoming Meeting Agenda / Past Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the past 12 months of Board Meetings can also be accessed online at the web address above.  Minutes older than 12 months are achieved at the Auburn Central Office and can be accessed at that site (1713 J Street in Auburn, NE.).

The Auburn Board of Education and School Administration maintain long-range expenditure plans for the district.  The plans include expenditures in technology, curriculum, infrastructure, transportation, etc.  To access the file, click on the link below:

APS 15 year long range plans