The publicly elected seven-member Board of Education is responsible for setting policy for the district. Each trustee term is six years long and trustees serve without pay.

The Board of Education conducts its business meetings at the District Administration Office, 320 W. 24th Street, in the Board Training Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, with time for public comments. An optional prayer meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. 

If you are an individual with a disability, reasonable accommodations to attend and participate in meetings is available by contacting the Superintendent's Office at (616) 494-2005.

Upcoming Board Meetings & Study Sessions

  • 21 Apr
    • Board of Education Executive Committee Meeting
      Date: Apr 21
      Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
      Location: District Administration Office, Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 26 Apr
  • 27 Apr
  • 3 May
    • Board Study Session I 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session I
      Date: May 3
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join virtual meeting.

      This meeting is being conducted via Zoom under the Open Meetings Act 267 of 1976 15.263, Sec. 3. (2) and 15.263a (b) (i) (ii) as a result of the Ottawa County Commissioners declaration of an extended state of emergency through May 25, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.

  • 10 May
    • Board Study Session II 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session II
      Date: May 10
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board

      This meeting is being conducted via Zoom under the Open Meetings Act 267 of 1976 15.263, Sec. 3. (2) and 15.263a (b) (i) (ii) as a result of the Ottawa County Commissioners declaration of an extended state of emergency through May 25, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.

  • 17 May
    • Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: May 17
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: HPS School Board

      This meeting is being conducted via Zoom under the Open Meetings Act 267 of 1976 15.263, Sec. 3. (2) and 15.263a (b) (i) (ii) as a result of the Ottawa County Commissioners declaration of an extended state of emergency through May 25, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.

  • 18 May
  • 24 May
  • 27 May
  • 1 Jun
  • 7 Jun
    • Board Study Session I 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session I
      Date: Jun 7
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join virtual meeting.

      This meeting is being conducted via Zoom under the Open Meetings Act 267 of 1976 15.263, Sec. 3. (2) and 15.263a (b) (i) (ii) as a result of the Ottawa County Commissioners declaration of an extended state of emergency through May 25, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.

  • 14 Jun
    • Board Study Session II 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session II
      Date: Jun 14
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board

      This meeting is being conducted via Zoom under the Open Meetings Act 267 of 1976 15.263, Sec. 3. (2) and 15.263a (b) (i) (ii) as a result of the Ottawa County Commissioners declaration of an extended state of emergency through May 25, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.

Effective bylaws and policies are at the core of successful school district governance. Maintaining bylaws and policies that reflect both local oversight and ever-changing state and federal laws is an enormous task. The Holland Board of Education contracts with Neola for these services.

Search our bylaws and policies manual.

Please note that once the Board of Education adopts a new or revised policy, it may take several weeks before the online bylaws and policies manual reflects those changes/updates.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Beth Kooiker in the Superintendent's Office at 616-494-2005.

Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and school board members and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “chain of command,” or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their problem or concern.

Many parent and community questions are easily and completely answered by communication directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should be first addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate is via e-mail, and a phone call is the next preferable way. Contact information such as e-mail addresses and phone numbers can be found on the district website.

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Interpreters are available for families who need assistance.    

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4.19.21 Board of Education Study Session | VIDEO
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Upcoming opportunities for input on important issues facing the district.

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  • Spanish-Speaking Parents &  Community Meeting | April 14, 7pm
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  • 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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PUBLIC NOTICE: 4/12/21 Board of Education Virtual Study Session I
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The Holland Public Schools Board of Education is seeking input on the hiring of a new superintendent. The survey below is being administered by the MASB Executive Search team and takes about ten minutes to complete.  

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If approved by voters on May 4, BUILD 2021 would generate $74,650,000 for improvements across the District - including brand new classrooms for students at West Elementary.

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Members of the HPS Board of Education and Advisors from the Michigan Association of School Boards discuss the process for searching for a new Superintendent for Holland Public Schools.

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