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

  • 25 Jan
    • Board of Education Workshop
      Date: Jan 25
      Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join this virtual meeting

      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.  
  • 1 Feb
    • Board Study Session I 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session I
      Date: Feb 1
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 8 Feb
    • Board Study Session II 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session II
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 15 Feb
  • 1 Mar
    • Board Study Session I 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session I
      Date: Mar 1
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join virtual meeting.

      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 8 Mar
    • Board Study Session II 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session II
      Date: Mar 8
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join virtual meeting.

      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 15 Mar
    • Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Mar 15
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      Click to join virtual meeting.

      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 12 Apr
    • Board Study Session I 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session I
      Date: Apr 12
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 19 Apr
    • Board Study Session II 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Study Session II
      Date: Apr 19
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 26 Apr
    • Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Apr 26
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: HPS School Board
      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website.
  • 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
      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. 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
      In accordance with Senate Bill 1246 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. 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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PUBLIC NOTICE: 1/25/21 Board of Education Workshop
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VIDEO | Board of Education Meeting 1.18.21
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PUBLIC NOTICE: 1/18/21 Board of Education Regular Meeting
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PUBLIC NOTICE: 1/11/21 Board of Education Study Session II
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VIDEO: BOE Work Session 1.4.21
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PUBLIC NOTICE: 1/4/21 Board of Education Work Session I
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF 2021 BOARD STUDY SESSION MEETINGS
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR 2021
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12.21.20 | VIDEO OF BOARD of EDUCATION ANNUAl ORGANIZATION MEETING
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12.21.20 | VIDEO OF BOARD of EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
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12.21.20 | NOTICE OF BOARD of EDUCATION VIRTUAL ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
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12.21.20 | NOTICE OF BOARD of EDUCATION VIRTUAL REGULAR MEETING
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12.14.20 | NOTICE OF BOARD of EDUCATION VIRTUAL STUDY SESSION
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12.7.20 Board Study Session Video
12.7.20 | NOTICE OF BOARD of EDUCATION VIRTUAL STUDY SESSION
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11.30.20 | NOTICE OF VIRTUAL SPECIAL WORK SESSION MEETING
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11.20.20 BOE Special Committee Meeting - Public Notice

The Board Executive Committee will meet Friday, November 20, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

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11.16.20 Board of Education Meeting
11.16.20 Board of Education Virtual Meeting | Public Notice
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11.9.20 | NOTICE OF VIRTUAL WORK SESSION
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11.2.20 | Board of Education Work Session
11.2.20 | NOTICE OF VIRTUAL WORK SESSION
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10.26.20 Special Board Study Session
 

 

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Dutch Mascot Review
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10.26.20 | NOTICE OF VIRTUAL SPECIAL WORK SESSION MEETING
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10.19.20 HPS Board of Education Meeting
10.19.20 Board of Education Meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be a Regular Meeting and is scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm. In accordance with Senate Bill 1108 this meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. If you would like to make a public comment you may do so via Zoom.

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10.12.20 Board Study Session II
Notice: 10.12.20 Board Study Session II

Members of the Board & the Superintendent will meet in person on Monday, October 12.  Anyone else interested in participating in the meeting can join via Zoom.

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Notice: 10.5.20 Board Study Session I

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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9.21.21 Board of Education Meeting
9.21.20 Board of Education Meeting
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9.14.20 | Board Study Session II

Members of the Holland Public Schools Board of Education will meet for their regular study session on Monday, September 14 at 5:30pm.  Members will meet in person; this meeting will be streamed live via Zoom.

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9.14.20 | Special Meeting - Executive Committee

Members of the HPS Board of Education Executive Committee will meet September 14, 4:30pm via Zoom.

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9.8.20 | Board Study Session I

CHANGE OF DATE.  Due to the Labor Day holiday falling on the day  the board regularly holds board study sessions, this meeting has been moved and will be held Tuesday, September 8.

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Special Meeting - Executive Committee

Members of the Executive Committee will meet August 31, 8am via Zoom.

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8.17.20 Regular Board Meeting
8.10.20 Board Study Session II
8.3.20 Board Study Session I
7.20.20 Regular Board Meeting