Board of Education

2019 Board of Education (left to right): 
Linda Van Houten (Superintendent), Charlie Mahar (Trustee), Kire Wierda (Vice President), James Anderson (Treasurer), Dr. Rocky Hansen (Trustee), Dr. Jodi Petersen (Trustee), Wendy Lin (Student Representative) and Norice Rasmussen (President)

Not photographed: Ronald Billmeier (Secretary)


 

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 7:00pm in Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street) Community Room.

  • 2019-2020 Board of Education - Regular Meeting Dates: August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, and July 13

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 (5) 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 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:45pm in the Community Room of the Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street, Greenville) for the purpose of student discipline hearings and other business as necessary.  

2019-2020 Board of Education Meetings

  • 13 Jan
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Jan 13
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 10 Feb
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Feb 10
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 9 Mar
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Mar 9
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 13 Apr
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Apr 13
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 11 May
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: May 11
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 8 Jun
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Jun 8
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 13 Jul
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Jul 13
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education