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

Due to COVID-19 and the emergency order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding attendance limitations, 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 Special Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2020 
Time of Special Meeting: 7:00pm For the purpose of reviewing and updating the Board of Education Interests and other business as necessary.

Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting External Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82215521657?pwd=Y2Y2V09ZYU9WaWVKMi94M04zalIrUT09

Meeting ID: 822 1552 1657
Password: 945451

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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.

  • 2020-2021 Board of Education - Regular Meeting Dates: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, and July 12

Special Meetings will be posted (below) 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, December 7, 2020 at 7:00pm for the purpose of reviewing and updating the Board of Education Interests and other business as necessary.

Due to COVID-19 and restrictions from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Greenville Public Schools has moved to a Virtual Board Meeting process that continues to be consistent with the Open Meetings Act. Please see above for virtual meeting details.          

Board of Education Meetings

  • 7 Dec
    • Board of Education - Special Meeting (Virtual)
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Virtual Meeting
      Calendar: Board of Education

      There will be a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00pm for the purpose of reviewing and updating the Board of Education Interests and other business as necessary. Due to COVID-19 and restrictions from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, this meeting will be conducted virtually.  Please visit the Board of Education webpage for additional information.  

  • 14 Dec
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Dec 14
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 11 Jan
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Jan 11
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 8 Feb
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 8 Mar
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Mar 8
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 12 Apr
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Apr 12
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 10 May
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: May 10
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 14 Jun
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Jun 14
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 12 Jul
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Date: Jul 12
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Central Services Facility - 1414 Chase Street, Greenville
      Calendar: Board of Education