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)


 

Public Notice for Virtual Public School Board Meeting

Consistent with the various executive orders from Governor Whitmer, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Greenville Public Schools has moved to a Virtual Board Meeting process that continues to be consistent with the Open Meetings Act. 

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of special accommodations to participate in the meeting(s), please contact Kara Tiesworth, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 616.225.1000 ext. 8923 prior to the meeting.

Details regarding observing and participating in virtual Board of Education meetings are as follows:  

Date of Meeting: Monday, July 13, 2020 
Time of Regular Meeting: 7:00pm
Time of Special/Organizational Meeting: 8:00pm (or immediately following the regular meeting, whichever comes last)
Location: Virtual (Zoom Meeting) External Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/97041313457?pwd=V0F4MWhka2p5TVpHeWdleE80b2txdz09
Meeting ID: 970 4131 3457
Password: 8T5rjk

If you are interested in a public comment, you will need to utilize the "raise hand" feature within Zoom when we approach the "Public Comment" portion of the meeting. 


 

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 Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00pm (following the regular Board of Education) for the purpose of an organizational meeting and other business as necessary. Due to COVID-19 and continued state restrictions, this meeting will be conducted virtually. Meeting details are above in the Public Notice for Virtual Public School Board Meeting section.

2019-2020 Board of Education Meetings

  • 13 Jul
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting (Virtual)
      Date: Jul 13
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education

      Consistent with the various executive orders from Governor Whitmer, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Greenville Public Schools has moved to a Virtual Board Meeting process that continues to be consistent with the Open Meetings Act. Please CLICK HERE for more information. 

    • Special Board of Education Meeting (Virtual)
      Date: Jul 13
      Time: 8:00 PM to 8:15 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street
      Calendar: Board of Education

      There will be a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00pm (following the regular Board of Education) for the purpose of an organizational meeting and other business as necessary. Due to COVID-19 and continued state restrictions, this meeting will be conducted virtually. Meeting details will be on the District's Board of Education webpage.