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Board of Education

Meet the Board

Please use this EMAIL link to contact the Board of Education.

The primary function of the Board of Education is to oversee the education of people in our community. The Board is responsible for establishing and implementing all district policies and procedures required to maintain an excellent educational program for all students in a safe, secure learning environment. These policies and procedures guide the Superintendent and staff in their daily duties.

George Jacob
President
Term expires 2014
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Randall Schipper
Vice President
Term expires 2014
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Doug Mahn
Secretary
Term expires 2014
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Jill Miller
Trustee
Term expires 2014
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Phil Perkins
Trustee
Term expires 2014
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Mary Remenschneider
Trustee
Term expires 2016
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Lynn Rutan
Trustee
Term expires 2016
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The Board is ultimately responsible for all classroom curricula, extracurricular programs, district budget, staff hiring, property acquisitions and sales, legal transactions, and school elections. It is the Board’s responsibility to express the district’s needs to the public and to convey public views to the district.

Board responsibilities also include:

  • Setting educational & fiscal goals for the district
  • Hiring & evaluating the Superintendent of Schools
  • Approving courses, textbooks, & instructional materials
  • Levying school taxes & overseeing expenditures
  • Submitting bond issues for voter approval for construction and/or renovation of school facilities
  • Negotiating with employee groups regarding contract terms & determining matters related to staff
  • Maintaining schools & district property

As public officials, Board members are active and visible throughout the community. However, the Board acts officially only as a group. Individual Board members acting on their own have no legal authority to act on behalf of the Board.

Michigan law delegates authority to local board members to carry out the state’s educational obligations. The Board is responsible to you and all district residents.

The Board of Education has final control over school district matters. All policies established must be consistent with federal statutes and laws governing public education in the State of Michigan, including the Revised School Code.

Board members provide a community service and receive no compensation.