Board of Education

COVID-19 Update

public notice for electronic school board meeting

Due to the extended State of Emergency for Ottawa County declared by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners and to protect the safety of the students, staff, community and board members who may attend, the May 5, 2021 Special Board Meeting  will be held electronically, via ZOOM.  

To participate in the meeting, please click on the link below.  If you are a person with a disability who cannot participate in the meeting through Zoom because of your disability, please contact Mary Miilu, mmiilu@zps.org, 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 SPECIAL Board Meeting

DATE OF MEETING: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

PLACE OF MEETING:  Virtual Link

TIME: 12:00 PM

Agenda

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 meeting being called to order, as permitted by notifying the Zeeland Public Schools Board of Education at gsmith@zps.org.  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.

The Board President will ask the meeting host to open the registered speakers’s Zoom link for full video and audio capability in the appropriate order. 

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. 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. 

Linda Bush

Board Secretary

 

 

 

Student Recognition by Board

The Board of Education honors students for their exemplary work, actions or dedication either at or outside of school. See photos of our recent Board of Education Recognition of Students and Staff.

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. We encourage to you contact the superintendent’s office ahead of time 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.

Special Accommodations

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.

Policies and Bylaws

External LinkRead ZPS Policies and Bylaws

 

ZPS Board of Education Vacancy

Zeeland Public Schools is seeking applications to fill an open board seat due to a current board member no longer residing in the boundary of the district, effective April 12, 2021.  The ZPS board has 30 days to fill the seat by appointment. 

That appointment will be until the next election opportunity, which is November, 2022.  At that time, the seat would be open in the general election to fill the remainder of the vacated six year term, expiring December 31, 2024.

The requirements of being a public school board member are to be a registered voter in the school district, to be at least 18 years of age, to be a citizen of the United States, to be a resident of the State of Michigan for at least 30 days, and a resident of the school district. 

Persons interested in this position are asked to send a letter expressing their interest in the board position and their qualifications to Mary Miilu, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education, at mmiilu@zps.org.   It may also be mailed to ZPS Board of Education, 183 W. Roosevelt, Zeeland, MI 49464.   

The deadline to be received at ZPS is April 30, 2021, 3 PM.

The ZPS board will discuss applications at a special meeting at noon on Wednesday, May 5.

The board reserves the right to select an applicant, to interview some or all candidates, or other selection options not yet determined.  

The board intends to make an appointment on or before May 11, 2021.

 

Upcoming Meetings



2021
Monday, Mar. 15
Monday, Apr. 19
Monday, May 17
Monday, Jun. 21
 

 

ADA Compliance

Zeeland Public Schools is committed to excellence in service and accessibility of web content for all of our clients and staff. As we work to improve these services, we have upgraded our website to be consistent with standards required for ADA compliance. If you find an issue with accessing content on the ZPS site, please report it to gsmith@zps.org.