Board of Education

Board Policies

The School District with the support of the Community, will provide a safe learning environment and offer a foundation for students to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.

Curriculum Alignment

Curriculum alignment and development will continue across the grade levels with all teaching and administrative staff contributing their individual and collective expertise. Grade level and subject area meetings, professional training, encouragement of technology integration, annual review and adoption of scheduled textbooks and thoughtful selection of curricular resources will all contribute to the success of this goal.

Technology & Learning

Technology that allows students, parents and employees to learn, communicate and work effectively will be provided and upgraded, as funds allow, in our buildings. Equipment will not be limited to only computers, but also other electronic devices which will assist: integration of curriculum, evaluating and reporting progress of students, communication with the world and efficient management of our schools.

Facility Maintenance

School facilities define our community and provide a "safe haven" for all young people. Therefore, the importance of providing and consistently/periodically maintaining all school facilities is imperative. A well-rounded school program allows for learning, study and play. It requires specific areas and equipment that are conducive to individual activities for varied ages. The commitment is to regularly study district needs and research funding possibilities, in order to support our programs and facilities.

Continuous Communication

Community involvement begins when people understand what they can do to help the District's "cause." Communication provides the community with that understanding. At all levels, employees of MSCS are strongly encouraged to effectively communicate the school district's work via word-of-mouth, newspaper, TV, newsletters, web page, and at meetings, such as PTO's, family nights, athletic activities and the bi-monthly forum.

Curriculum Alignment

Curriculum alignment and development will continue across the grade levels with all teaching and administrative staff contributing their individual and collective expertise. Grade level and subject area meetings, professional training, encouragement of technology integration, annual review and adoption of scheduled textbooks and thoughtful selection of curricular resources will all contribute to the success of this goal.

Technology & Learning

Technology that allows students, parents and employees to learn, communicate and work effectively will be provided and upgraded, as funds allow, in our buildings. Equipment will not be limited to only computers, but also other electronic devices which will assist: integration of curriculum, evaluating and reporting progress of students, communication with the world and efficient management of our schools.

Facility Maintenance

School facilities define our community and provide a "safe haven" for all young people. Therefore, the importance of providing and consistently/periodically maintaining all school facilities is imperative. A well-rounded school program allows for learning, study and play. It requires specific areas and equipment that are conducive to individual activities for varied ages. The commitment is to regularly study district needs and research funding possibilities, in order to support our programs and facilities.

Continuous Communication

Community involvement begins when people understand what they can do to help the District's "cause." Communication provides the community with that understanding. At all levels, employees of MSCS are strongly encouraged to effectively communicate the school district's work via word-of-mouth, newspaper, TV, newsletters, web page, and at meetings, such as PTO's, family nights, athletic activities and the bi-monthly forum.

School Board Meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month, in the High School Media Center. Workshop Meetings begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Regular meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Click here to see schedule.

Should there be a change in meeting location, time or date notices are posted at the Superintendent's Office and at the West Main Front Doors. 

The most recent Board of Education agenda is posted by the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes are posted after Board Approval.

Agenda

January 2023
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
May 2022
June 2022
July 2022
August 2022
September 2022
October 2022
November 2022
December 2022

Special Meeting Agenda  


May 2022
June 28, 2022  
August 23, 2021 
September 29, 2021
October 28, 2021
December 28, 2021                

Supervisors and Administrator reports are available at Board meetings from September through May and posted on the website after each meeting.

September 2022
October 2022
November 2022
December 2022
January 2023
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
May 2022

Representative 102nd District:      

Michele Hoitenga (R)
S-1386 House Office Bldg.
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing MI 48909
Phone 517-373-1747
Email:  MicheleHoitenga@house.mi.gov

Senator 33rd District:

Rick Outman (R)
201 Townsend Street
Suite #4400
Lansing MI 48933
Phone 517-373-3760
Email: SenROutman@senate.michigan.gov

US Senators for Michigan:

Debbie Stabenow (D) 
3280 E. Beltline Court NE Suite 400
Grand Rapids MI 49525
Phone: 616-975-0052
www.stabenow.senate.gov/contact

Gary Peters (D)                                                                                                                            
110 Michigan St. NW,
Suite 702                                                                                                                                                      
Grand Rapids MI 49503                                                                                                                              
Phone 616-233-9150                                                                                                          
www.peters.senate.gov/services/ 

Board Questions

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Board of Education Members

Emily Bongard, President
Term expires 2026

Greg Babbitt, Vice President
Term Expires 2026

Dennis G. Smith, Secretary
Term expires 2024
    

Mary Engelsman, Treasurer
Term expires 2026

Randall LaPreze, Trustee
Term expires 2026

Andrew Radle, Trustee
Term expires 2024

Michelle Frisbie
Term expires 2026

Public Comment Card
Concerns or comments about items on or not on the agenda may be addressed at the appropriate time only when recognized by the Board President. Please submit the request to address the Board of Education form to the President before speaking.

Michigan Association of School Boards

The Board of Education Meeting schedule is listed under Agendas & Minutes and on the home page within the Calendar.