Board of Education Hybrid Regular Meeting 3.21.22
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF HOLLAND
District Administration Building
320 W. 24th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
NOTICE OF BOARD of EDUCATION
HYBRID REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The meeting is being conducted in a hybrid format. You may join in-person or via Zoom. If you are attending in person you are encouraged to bring a wireless device and ear buds to connect via Zoom. Public comments can be made in person or via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
Monday, March 21, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
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Linda Falstad, Secretary to the Board
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Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Holland are located in the principal office of the District at 320 W. 24th Street.
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- Liz Colburn – President
- Diane Ybarra - Vice President
- Linda Falstad – Secretary
- Mark Woltman – Treasurer
Thank you Trustee Phil Meyer for your years of service as the President of the Board of Education.
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Keelean will begin at Holland Public Schools on July 1, replacing retiring Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis.
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Click "Read Full Article" to watch the video from Tuesday's interviews and townhall meeting.
Members of the Holland School Board narrowed their search for the next Superintendent of Schools:
- Shanie Keelean, Associate Superintendent of School Leadership and Development, Waukegan Community Unit School District #60, Illinois
- Michael Pascoe Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Portage Public Schools, Michigan
These candidates will meet members of the community during a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 6:30pm in the HPS Board Training Room.
A limited number of people can attend this meeting in-person; the board encourages you to attend via ZOOM.
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Following interviews on Thursday, May 27, the following information will assist members of the Holland Public School Board in assessing candidates for Superintendent of Schools.
- 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Michael Pascoe Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Portage Public Schools, Michigan
- 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM | Shanie Keelean, Associate Superintendent of School Leadership and Development, Waukegan Community Unit School District #60, Illinois
- 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM | Scott Smith Ed.S, Superintendent Cedar Springs Public Schools, Michigan
4 of 7 Candidates for Superintendent meet members of the Board of Education. The remaining candidates will meet members on 5.27.21.
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Congratulations to these great student artists for earning District Art Awards:
- Tessa Nienhuis
- Maria Mead
- Ashlyn DePoy
- Tina Wu
- Neah Ayala
- Nayeli Trevino
- Nicole Souder
- Mickey Higgins
- Tyler Punch
- Claudia Kurniawan
If approved by voters on May 4, BUILD 2021 would generate $74,650,000 for improvements across the District - including $9.4m for renovations at Holland High School.
Upcoming opportunities for input on important issues facing the district.
- Parents & Community Meeting | April 15, 4pm & 7pm
- Spanish-Speaking Parents & Community Meeting | April 14, 7pm
- Students in grades 9-12 will be remote for two weeks through April 22.
- Students in grades PreK-8 will return to school for in-person learning on Monday, April 12.
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Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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