Board of Education
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.
Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm in Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street) Community Room.
2017-2018 Board of Education regular meeting dates:
- August 14
- September 11
- October 9
- November 13
- December 11
- January 8
- February 12
- March 12
- April 9
- May 14
- June 11
- July 9
Special meetings will be posted as to date, time, and place.
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, June 25, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Community Room at the Central Services Facility (1414 Chase St, Greenville) for the purpose of a student discipline hearing.
There will be a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Community Room at the Central Services Facility (1414 Chase St, Greenville) for the purpose of adopting the following items: 2018-2019 Budget, 2018 Proposed Tax Levy, 2017-2018 Final Budget Amendment, and 2018-2019 State Aid Borrowing Resolution, and other business as necessary, including a possible closed session for negotiations.
There will be a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm in the Community Room of the Central Services Facility (1414 Chase Street, Greenville) for a Board Workshop.