Board of Education

Board of Education January 2018

Board Duties:

Some of the responsibilities which are assigned to the school board in the Revised School Code include:

  • Setting the curricula and courses taught in the schools.
  • Employing a superintendent, other administrators, teachers, and support personnel.
  • Levying local taxes to run the schools and adopting a budget.
  • Deciding whether or not to furnish transportation for pupils.
  • Negotiating with employee bargaining groups regarding salaries and other conditions of employment.
  • Acquiring and disposing of school property.

Board Meetings:

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are generally held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm in Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street) Community Room.

  • 2018-2019 Board of Education regular meeting dates: August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, and July 15* (third Monday of the month).

Special meetings will be posted as to date, time, and place.

Meeting Process:

All meetings are open to the public except, in accordance with state statutes, the board meets in closed session to discuss matters of personnel, negotiations, or the purchase of land.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations should call the Board of Education Office at 616-754-3686 five days prior to the Board meeting.

Early in the agenda, a time is set aside for citizen comments. The Board will provide answers to all questions raised by visitors. Generally, questions of fact can be answered at the meeting at which they are raised. Other questions may be referred to the administration for investigation and study, and a reply given by mail or phone at the earliest possible date.

Citizens are encouraged to take concerns directly to the staff person closest to the problem to allow for a timely response.

Special Board of Education Meetings:

There will be a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Community Room of the Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street, Greenville) for the purpose of the Bond Bid Package and other business as necessary.  

Board Vacancy:

At their regular board meeting on Monday, December 10, Greenville Board of Education member Janet Ralph-Warnshuis submitted her letter of resignation after being a board member since 1974.  Mrs. Ralph-Warnshuis' resignation is effective December 31, 2018.  By law, board members must name a replacement no later than 30 days following the resignation.

The Greenville Board of Education is seeking letters of interest for the vacant position.  The legal qualifications for the position are that the applicant must be 18 years of age, a registered voter and resident in the school district, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the State of Michigan for at least 30 days.  Board members serve without pay.  An individual will be apppinted to fill the vacant position through December 31, 2020.

Letters of interest or questions should directed to Kara Tiesworth at the Greenville Public Schools - Central Services Facility (616-754-3686, 1414 Chase Street, Greenville, Michigan 48838, tiesworthk@gpsmi.us).  Letters should be post marked no later than January 4, 2019

Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates during the week of January 14, 2019.  Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed.

2018-19 Board of Education Meetings

  • 7 Jan
    • Board of Education - Special Meeting
      Jan 7
      7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Board of Education

      There will be a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Community Room of the Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street, Greenville) for the purpose of the Bond Bid Packet and other business as necessary. 

  • 14 Jan
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Jan 14
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education
  • 11 Feb
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Feb 11
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education
  • 11 Mar
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Mar 11
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education
  • 8 Apr
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Apr 8
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education
  • 13 May
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      May 13
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education
  • 10 Jun
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Jun 10
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education
  • 15 Jul
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Jul 15
      7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Board of Education