Election Information

Greenville Public Schools is seeking candidates for the following vacancies for the board elections on the November 3, 2020 ballot:
 

  • Three (3) - Six (6) year terms

All Schools now hold their board elections in Even Year November Elections.  

Qualifications:

A school board member must be, on the date of the election, an U.S. citizen; at least 18 years of age; a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days; a resident of the school district on or before the 30th day prior to the date of the election and a registered voter in the school district where he or she is a candidate.

Filing Deadline: 

The filing deadline is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00pm with the Montcalm County Clerk. Candidates may file petitions or pay a $100 nonrefundable filing fee. An Affidavit of Identity is required for every candidate and for those in districts with a population over 10,000 a Statement of Organization is also needed.  Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00pm on July 24, 2020.  

PDF DocumentMontcalm County School District Trustee Signature Requirements - 2020  

Petitions for the Board of Education Trustee Greenville Public Schools will be available in the Greenville Public Schools' Central Services Facility or Montcalm County Clerk’s office.  Due to COVID-19, all GPS buildings are currently closed to the public. The Montcalm County Clerk's office is open limited hours to process requests and accept candidate filings. For those needing to obtain a candidate packet or file for office, appointments can be made by emailing vitals@montcalm.us.

If you have questions, please call Kristen Millard, Montcalm County Clerk at 989.831.7339.

 

Resources: 


PDF Document2020 Candidate's Guide to School Board Elections from the Michigan School Board Association

PDF DocumentRoles and Responsibilities of a Board Member

PDF DocumentEight Traits of An Effective School Board

PDF DocumentMASB Goverance Standards of Effective School Boards