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

  • 3 Feb
    • Superintendent's Open Office Hours
      Date: Feb 3
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration, Lincoln Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 7 Feb
  • 8 Feb
  • 9 Feb
  • 14 Feb
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join the virtual 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.
  • 21 Feb
    • Optional Prayer Meeting Prior to Board Meeting
      Date: Feb 21
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Lobby Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • Board of Education Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Feb 21
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join virtual 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.
  • 3 Mar
    • Superintendent's Open Office Hours
      Date: Mar 3
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration, Lincoln Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 7 Mar
  • 8 Mar
  • 9 Mar
  • 14 Mar
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Mar 14
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join the virtual 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.

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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  • Principal
  • Director of School Improvement
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On Matters Involving Special Education Services

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  • Director of Student Services
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On Matters Involving Athletics

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  • Athletic Director
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On Matters Involving Student Discipline

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On Matters Involving Facilities/Grounds/Building

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On Matters Involving Transportation

  • Bus Driver
  • Transportation Supervisor
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On Matters Involving Food/Nutrition Services

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Interpreters are available for families who need assistance.    

School Board News

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Board of Education Regular Meeting 1.17.22, 6:00 p.m.

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Board of Education Teaching for Learning Committee Meeting 1.17.22

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Board of Education Teaching for Learning Committee Meeting 1.10.22

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Board of Education Hybrid Study Session Meeting 1.10.22

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HPS to continue mask mandate to start 2022.

HPS is committed to keeping our schools open, staff in classrooms, and students in seats.

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Board of Education Elects New Officers, Appoints Committees, and Set Schedule for 2022.

On December 20, Trustees of the Holland School Board of Education elected new officers for 2022:

  • 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.

Video | 12.20.21 BOE Regular Meeting & Annual Organizational Meeting

Board of Education Regular Meeting & Organizational Meeting

December 20, 2021 | Regular Meeting at 7pm, Organizational Meeting to follow.

HYBRID MEETING: In-person at District Admin Building OR via ZOOM

VIDEO. - 12.13.21 Study Session

12.13.21 | BOARD of EDUCATION HYBRID STUDY SESSION MEETING

Monday, December 13, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

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12.8.21 Board of Education | Executive Committee Meeting

 Wednesday, December 8 at 3pm (This is an in-person meeting.)

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COVID Funds Planning

Thank you for completing the survey, attending the townhall meeting, and/or your input in helping to drive priorities for the students in Holland Public Schools.  District leaders, building principals and staff will continue to work on a plan to support student progress and growth.  Please contact Associate Superintendent Laura McCloud with additional input.

Board of Education Work Session

Monday, December 6, 2021, 5:30 pm | Hybrid Meeting: In person OR via Zoom

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Change in Leadership at Holland Public Schools

Board of Education announces separation with Shanie Keelean.
HMS Principal Nick Cassidy named Interim Superintendent.

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Board of Education SPECIAL Meeting Regarding District Leadership

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 5:30 p.m. | HYBRID: In-person OR via Zoom.

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HPS is still hiring bus drivers!

Holland Public Schools is still hiring bus drivers. $19.67/hr to start, plus we'll pay for training. 

Board of Education Meeting - Hybrid (in-person & via Zoom)

Monday, November 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

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BOARD GOVERNANCE TRAINING

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 5:30 p.m. in the Board Training Room | HPS Administration Building

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10.18.21 | Board of Education Regular Meeting - Hybrid Format

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.

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VIDEO | Board Study Session 10.11.21

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10.11.21 | BOARD of EDUCATION HYBRID STUDY SESSION MEETING

This 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, October 11, 2021 | 5:30pm 
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10.7.21 | School Board Executive Committee Meeting

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED. ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WILL BE ADDED TO THE BOARD STUDY SESSION ON OCTOBER 11, 2021

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Video | Board of Education Meeting on September 21, 2021

Portions of this meeting were not video-recorded dute to technical problems with Zoom.

Public Notice: 9/20/21 Board of Education Regular Meeting

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Public Notice: 9/13/21 Board of Education Study Session

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Survey Results

A letter from Superintendent Shanie Keelean:

Thank you for participating in the recent survey of HPS Families about the start of the school year. More than 400 of you participated in this survey. The information you shared will not only help us improve next year’s kickoff of the school year, but will also help us reach our goals for supporting Every Student, Every Day.

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Public Notice: 9/1/21 Board of Education Executive Committee Meeting

VIDEO | BOE Meeting 8.16.21

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Public Notice: 8/16/21 Board of Education Regular Meeting

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VIDEO | Board of Education Meeting August 9, 2021

Public Notice 8/9/21 Board of Education Study Session #1 & 2

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Public Notice: Canceled 8/2/2021 Board of Education Study Session I

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VIDEO | Board Meeting 7/19/21

VIDEO | Special Meeting 7/19/21 - Bond 101

Public Notice: 7/19/21 Board of Education Regular Meeting

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Public Notice: 7/19/21 Board of Education Special Meeting - Bond 101

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Public Notice: 7/12/21 Board of Education Study Sessions #1 & 2

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Superintendent Shanie J. Keelean | Letter of Introduction

I am so excited to be in Holland! As I settle in to my new office, I wanted to briefly introduce myself

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HPS Podcast 2.36

On this week's HPS podcast we’ll get to know the NEW Superintendent of Holland Public Schools as she answers questions from students, parents and the community.

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Public Notice: 7/6/21 Board of Education Study Session #1

This meeting has been canceled all meeting agenda items will be moved to Board Study Session II on Monday, July 12, 2021, 5:30 pm.

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