Board of Education
public notice for school board meeting
The Zeeland Public Schools Board of Education has resumed in person meetings; parents and community are welcome to attend.
If you are a person with a disability who cannot participate in the meeting through Zoom because of your disability, please contact Mary Miilu, email@example.com, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and we will provide assistance to enable your participation.
This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education, in public, for the purpose of conducting the specific School District’s business on the Agenda. However, there is time for public participation during the meeting as noted below. If you would like to provide input or ask questions on any business that will come before the Board at the meeting, you may also email members of the Board by going to the board page: Board of Education
Public Notice for REGULAR session Meeting
DATE OF MEETING: Monday, March 20, 2023
PLACE OF MEETING: ZWHS Cafeteria, 3390 100th Avenue
TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION: 616-748-3002
How do I register to participate in the public comment portions of the meeting?
Members of the public who wish to make comments must register their intention to participate in the public portion of the meeting prior to the start of the meeting, as permitted by notifying the Zeeland Public Schools Board of Education. You may email Mary Miilu in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org, or register in person with Brandy Navetta prior to the meeting being called to order. When you register you must include all of the following information to participate: 1) your first and last name, 2) your address, and 3) whether your comment is regarding an item ON or NOT ON the agenda.
To provide for orderly public participation, the President will recognize all persons who have registered to speak during the earlier opportunity for items ON the agenda and then later during the meeting those who have registered to speak during the opportunity for items NOT ON the agenda.
Public comment is open to in person participants and not available for those joining via ZOOM.
Public Comment Rules
Up to one hour will be reserved for this forum, with a maximum of five minutes per individual. No participant may speak more than once. If more comment is needed than the one hour time allows, there will be a public comment time following the regular meeting. There will typically be no attempt to comment or give answers at this meeting. Inquiries will be referred to the superintendent for response at a later time.
April DeWitt President Send an Email
Rick Dernberger Vice President Send an Email
Tom DenHerder Treasurer Send an Email
Chad Creevy Secretary Send an Email
Linda Bush Trustee Send an Email
Heidi Geerlings Trustee Send an Email
Betsy Kikstra Trustee Send an Email
Board of Education Function
The primary function of the Board of Education is to oversee the education of people in our community. The Board is responsible for establishing and implementing all district policies and procedures required to maintain an excellent educational program for all students in a safe, secure learning environment. These policies and procedures guide the Superintendent and staff in their daily duties.
Board of Education Meetings
The Zeeland Board of Education conducts its regular monthly meetings at 6:00 p.m. in the Zeeland West High School cafeteria, 3390 100th Avenue, unless otherwise noted. These business meetings provide time for you to address the group with your remarks. This opportunity occurs at the start of each meeting during “acknowledgment of visitors” for items on the agenda, and the public comment at the end for non-agenda items. Each person is allowed five minutes to give comment. Participants must contact the superintendent’s office ahead of time with contact information if you plan to speak to the board. This ensures that you are recognized at the start of the meeting. The Board occasionally announces a work study meeting to discuss one topic at length. We will list work study meeting dates and times in advance.
Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations when attending school board meetings should contact Mary Miilu in the Superintendent’s office at 616.748.3002 three days prior to the meeting.
For further information, contact Mary Miilu, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, at 748-3002.
Access District Directory
Policies and Bylaws
Meeting Calendar & Minutes
July 18* Organizational Meeting; Regular Board Meeting; Work Session
October 17 Minutes (Regular Board Meeting); Minutes (Work Session)
November 14* Minutes (Regular Board Meeting); Minutes (Special Meeting)
December 6 (Special Meeting) Minutes
December 19 Minutes
January 16 Minutes Org Meeting; Minutes Regular Meeting
February 20 Draft Minutes Regular Meeting
*Alternate date or time due to schedule conflicts
Archived BOE Meeting Minutes
July 2021 Regular Mtg / Organizational Mtg
January 2022 Organizational Meeting Regular Meeting Work Session
May 5, 2021 Special Meeting
May 10, 2021 Special Meeting
May 17, 2021 Special Meeting / Regular Meeting
June 21, 2021 Truth in Budget Meeting / Regular Meeting
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