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 5:15 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, with time for public comments. 

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

  • 15 April
    • Board Study Session 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Apr 15
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 17 April
    • Board of Education - Special Meeting
      Date: Apr 17
      Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, 272 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 22 April
    • Board of Education Meeting 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Apr 22
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       
  • 6 May
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: May 6
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 7 May
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg
      Date: May 7
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg
      Date: May 7
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 13 May
    • Board Study Session 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: May 13
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 20 May
    • Board of Education Meeting 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: May 20
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       
  • 3 June
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 4 June
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg
      Date: Jun 4
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg
      Date: Jun 4
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 10 June
    • Board Study Session 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Jun 10
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board

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.

On Matters Involving Instruction/Curriculum

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Building Administrator
  • Associate Superintendent of School Improvement
  • Superintendent
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On Matters Involving Special Education Services

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Principal
  • Associate Superintendent of Student Services
  • Superintendent
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On Matters Involving Athletics

  • Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Board of Education

On Matters Involving Student Discipline

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Building Administration
  • Associate Superintendent of Student Services
  • Superintendent
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On Matters Involving Facilities/Grounds/Building

  • Principal
  • Facilities Supervisor
  • Associate Superintendent of HR
  • Superintendent
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On Matters Involving Transportation

  • Bus Driver
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Associate Superintendent of HR
  • Superintendent
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On Matters Involving Food/Nutrition Services

  • Building Administration
  • Food/Nutrition Services Director
  • Assistant Chief Financial Officer
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Interpreters are available for families who need assistance.    

Liz Colburn
School Board President
Mark Woltman
School Board Vice President
Linda Falstad
School Board Secretary
Diane Ybarra
School Board Treasurer
Chris Arendshorst
School Board Trustee
Tim Marroquin
School Board Trustee
Lois Mulder
School Board Trustee

School Board News

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Public Notice - Board of Education Special Meeting - Facility Master Planning

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March Regular Board Meeting

March 18, 2024, 5:15 p.m., Board Training Room at the HPS Administration Building.

 

BOE Annual Organizational Meeting December 18, 2023, 5:30 pm

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Executive Committee Meeting December 7, 2023 - Change of Date & Time

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Finance & Property Committee Meeting December 8, 2023 - Change of Date & Time

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Executive Committee Meeting November 7, 2023 - Change of Date & Time

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Holland Public Schools Grows in Enrollment

October count shows the district grew by 44 students in the last year.


 

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Public Notice - Board of Education Special Meeting - Strategic Planning

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Strategic Planning Community Sessions

Holland Public Schools is working on a strategic plan for the district.  We'd love your feedback! We've scheduled two dates for parents/community to provide feedback and join a discussion about areas of focus for Holland Public Schools.   

  • Monday, July 31st | 4:00-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 1st | 8:00-9:30pm

Each of these sessions will start with a review of the draft plan and explanations of goals which should take approximately 30 minutes.   The rest of the time will be open for parents to provide feedback and engage in a discussion.   You do not have to stay for the entire scheduled time.    

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Public Notice - August 28, 2023 Board Meeting - Change of Date

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BOE Annual Budget Hearing Meeting 6.12.23

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Board Study Session - Change of Time 6.12.23

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2023 Retirees

On May 15, members of the Board of Education recognized nine retirees from Holland Public Schools for their nearly 250 years of service.

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Public Notice - Board of Education Special Meeting, May 15, 2023 - OAISD Board Election

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2023 District Art Awards

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the District Art Awards.

  • Yena Cho | HTS Grade 2
  • Josue Olvera-Aguilera |  HLA Grade 3
  • Marisol Bazan | JEF Grade 4
  • Kooper Schipper | WST Grade 5
  • Arcelia Garza | HMS Grade 6
  • Griffin Embil | HMS Grade 7
  • Amaya Hallacy | HMS Grade 8
  • Greta Christensen | HHS Grade 9
  • Jorge Arriola-Velez | HHS Grade 11
  • Alyssa Burlingame | HHS Grade 12

Artwork created by these students will be on display in the District Admin Building until next May.

TRAILS begins in January 2023

TRAILS will help students to see someone else's perspective, to foster compromise, to treat others kindly, and to have empathy and understanding.

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