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 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, with time for public comments. An optional prayer meeting is held at 5:30 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 October
  • 4 October
  • 5 October
  • 6 October
    • Superintendent's Open Office Hours
      Date: Oct 6
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration, Lincoln Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • Voter Forum 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Voter Forum
      Date: Oct 6
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Holland Middle School Cafeteria
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      The League of Women Voters will host a forum to introduce Holland voters to candidates for the Board of Education.
  • 10 October
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Oct 10
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 17 October
    • Optional Prayer Meeting Prior to Board Meeting
      Date: Oct 17
      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: Oct 17
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Watch this meeting

      This meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.

      Public comments can be made in person. 
      Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 3 November
    • Superintendent's Open Office Hours
      Date: Nov 3
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration, Lincoln Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 7 November
  • 8 November
  • 9 November

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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On Matters Involving Facilities/Grounds/Building

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On Matters Involving Transportation

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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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VIDEO - 9.19.22 Board Meeting

Video from the Board of Education Meeting on 9/19/22.

September Regular Board Meeting

September 19, 2022, 6:00 pm, Board Training Room at the HPS Administration Building.

Public Comments can only be made in person.

VIDEO: August 15, 2022 Board Meeting

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Executive Committee Meeting - Change of Time 8.3.22

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Board of Education Hybrid Regular Meeting 7.18.22

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Board Study Session - Change of Date 7.6.22

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Committee Meetings will not be held in July

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New Administrators at Holland Public Schools

Meet new administrators at Jefferson Elementary, Holland High, Holland Middle School, and District Administration offices.

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Board of Education Hybrid Regular Meeting 6.20.22

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BOE Special Meeting 6.14.22

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HPS Podcast 3.38

This week we talk with HPS Superintendent Nick Cassidy about his plans for Summer "Break".

Board Study Session - Change of Time 6.13.22

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BOE Special Meeting

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BOE Annual Budget Hearing Meeting 6.13.22

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Notification of Vacancy on Board of Education

Due to the early announcement of term expiration, the Holland Public Schools Board of Education is seeking a candidate to fill the board seat of Mike McKay. The newly appointed Trustee will serve from the date of appointment, anticipated to be July 1, 2022, through the certification of the general election on November 8, 2022.

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Superintendent Cassidy Responds to Fatal Shooting in Uvalde, Tx

HPS works with public safety officials to provide all students and staff with powerful learning opportunities in safe, secure, and predictable environments.

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VIDEO | 5.16.22 Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education Hybrid Regular Meeting 5.16.22

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HPSPodcast 3.31

This week we talk with Bob Wandel from the ODC Education Network and Superintendent Nick Cassidy about the future of nature-based learning at Holland Heights.

Board of Education Hybrid Study Session Meeting 5.9.22

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Dropping the "Interim" from Mrs Bair's title.

Mrs. Bair named Principal of Holland Middle School by Board of Education

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Board of Education Executive Committee Meeting Change of Date and Time 5.3.22

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VIDEO | 4.26 Board Meeting

Board of Education Hybrid Regular Meeting 4.25.22

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Committed to the Emotional Health of HPS Students

Helpful resources for helping students cope with unsettling current events.

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Board of Education Hybrid Study Session Meeting 4.18.22

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Board of Education Executive Committee Meeting Change of Date and Time 4.11.22

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Coming in August 2022... Holland Heights Nature-based Learning.

HPS will work with Outdoor Discovery Center to develop Nature-based Learning at Holland Heights Elementary. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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VIDEO | 3.28.22 Special Board Meeting

Board of Education Hybrid Special Meeting 3.28.22

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VIDEO \ BOE Meeting on 3.22.22

Board of Education Hybrid Regular Meeting 3.21.22

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Board moves to hire next Superintendent

Holland Board of Education to enter contract negotiations with Interim Superintendent Nick Cassidy.

 

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VIDEO | 3.16 Board of Education Special Meeting - Superintendent Interview

Video 3.14 Board Meeting

Board of Education Special Meeting - Open House and Superintendent Interviews 3.16.22

Wednesday, March 16

  • Open House at 3:30pm | Meet Superintendent Candidate Nick Cassidy
  • Interview at 5pm| Board members will interview Candidate Nick Cassidy

The interview will be conducted in-person. The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom at the link listed below.  Please attend in person to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting.

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Board of Education Hybrid Study Session Meeting 3.14.22

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UPDATED TIMELINE - Superintendent Search

After a review of the stakeholder responses, followed by considerable discussion, trustees of the Board of Education have decided to move forward with an internal search for the next Superintendent of HPS. 

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Build 2021 - Phase 1 | Project Updates

We'll see several Phase 1 projects begin soon. Meanwhile, planning and design is underway at Holland Middle School for projects that will begin in the Summer of 2023.

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Board of Education Special Executive Committee Meeting 2.28.22

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