Canton School District blue-yellow-dot 800 N. Main St. blue-yellow-dot Canton, SD 57013 blue-yellow-dot Phone: 605-764-2706 blue-yellow-dot FAX: 605-764-2700 blue-yellow-dot Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm

The Canton School Board

Canton School District # 41-1

School Board Members

Name & Email Address Home Phone

Todd Gannon 

28243 478th Ave.

Canton, SD 57013


Robin Kappenman

602 N. Kimball

Canton, SD 57013


Christal Dietzenbach

48349 279th St.

Canton, SD 57013


Josh Otkin, Vice President

1020 N. College

Canton, SD 57013


Scott Larson, President

27805 481st Ave.

Canton, SD 57013


Tanya Iverson

933 N. Dakota

Canton, SD 57013


Jennifer Skiles

600 W. Lynn Ave.

Canton, SD 57013



The Role Of The School Board

The Critical Functions of the School Board include the following:

Establish and periodically review district mission and clear goals for the educational system.

Adopt and periodically review district policies.

Provide Leadership to ensure that effective educational Practices are followed in all schools.

Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a district wide system for equitable and effective hiring, evaluation, compensation, and termination of district employees.

Approve all staff appointments and terminations.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of district wide and school educational programs.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the superintendent on an ongoing and annual basis.

Ensure the establishment and maintenance of an effective district wide communication system.

Communicate with and respond to the community.

Establish a tax rate that meets the fiscal needs of the district.

Ensure the establishment and maintenance of an appropriate budget.

Monitor and approve the fiscal affairs of the district.

Ensure adequate learning environment, including site acquisition, Facilities, and equipment.{/AF}