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Cedar Springs Public Schools

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Board of Education

Board Duties

Board Duties

2020 Board of Education Members
The board of education is the policy-making body of the school district.
 
The policies which it establishes are executed by the administration and staff of the district.
 
 
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The Superintendent

The Superintendent

The Superintendent of Schools is the chief executive officer of the district but does not vote. It is the Superintendent's responsibility to advise board members on all matters, to execute policies and decisions made by the board, and to operate the district so that all students receive the best education possible.
 

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Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Senate Bill 1108, recently passed by the Senate, the House of Representatives, and signed by Governor Whitmer, amends the Open Meetings Act (OMA) to permit virtual meetings and allow individual board members to virtually participate and vote in public meetings under specific circumstances.

As amended, OMA allows for the continuation of virtual meetings for any circumstances through the end of this year (December 31, 2020) and provides retroactive application to deem as valid all virtual meetings that have taken place since March 18, 2020, under the now defunct executive orders.
 
Our meetings will be held virtually until further notice to maximize the opportunity for community members to observe the work of the Board of Education.
 
2021 Meeting Schedule
January 11, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.  July 12, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m. 
January 25, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m. July 26, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m.
   
February 8, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m. August 9, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.
February 22, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m. August 23, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m.
   
March 8, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m. September 13, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.
March 22, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m. September 27, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m.
   
April 12, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m. October 11, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.
April 26, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m. October 25, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m.
   
May 10, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m. November 8, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.
  November 22, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m.
June 14, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.  
June 28, 2021, Board Meeting/Work Session - 6:15 p.m. December 13, 2021, Board Meeting (General) - 6:45 p.m.
 
Public Participation at Board Meetings

Public Participation at Board Meetings

Board meetings are held for the purpose of conducting the business of the district and are not public meetings, but meetings held in public. All regular and special meetings of the board shall be open to the public.  The board desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens, students, and employee organizations and shall schedule times at all meetings for them to be heard.

When addressing the board during Public Comment, state your name and address at the start of your comment. Please limit your comments to three minutes.  Audience time is not intended as a forum for public debate. Questions raised may require further investigation. Normally, the board will wait until its next meeting before responding to concerns raised.
 
To address the Board of Edcuation during the public comment item on the agenda of their next regularly scheduled meeting, please use this Google form or email schoolboard@csredhawks.org not later than one hour before the scheduled meeting is called to order.
 
If you are an individual in need of assisstance, an auxiliary aid, or service to participate in the meeting, please contact Scott Smith, Superintendent at 616-696-1204 for voice and TDD calls or at scott.smith@csredhawks.org prior to the meeting.
Questions or Concerns

Questions or Concerns

Residents of the community are encouraged to communicate with Cedar Springs Public School educators and school board members.

School-related problems can usually best be solved by talking with the employee closest to the problem, i.e. teachers, support staff, principal. It is there that most problems can be quickly and productively resolved. 

If questions still remain, please contact the superintendent. And, if you're convinced that further action is required, your next step is to submit it to the Board of Education. You may address the Board at a board meeting during the Public Comment portion of the agenda or in writing to the Board of Education, 204 E Muskegon Street, Cedar Springs, MI  49319.