Board of Education

The Caledonia Community Schools Board of Education is dedicated to the success of our students and is guided by the district's mission, that in the pursuit of excellence, CCS will empower and equip all persons to achieve their best by ensuring the highest quality systems for learning. The seven school board members are elected for six-year terms in even year November elections by the residents of our school district.

Board members work collaboratively to accomplish district goals, to hire and evaluate the superintendent, to monitor and create the policies that govern our students and district and to oversee the financial operations of the district. Board members are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the district.

The school board is committed to transparent operations and considers effective communication with all stakeholders of the district to be of the utmost importance. Board members are the bridge between the school district and community. There is a time for public comment at all board meetings and board members are also available via email. If you have a student enrolled at CCS and have a specific complaint, we encourage you to start the conversation with your student’s teacher and principal.

Guided by four elected officers (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer), the school board members work closely with the superintendent to conduct their business during regular school board meetings held each month. It is during these meetings that official business will be brought to vote. All regular board meetings are open to the public and provide a time for public comment. 

Additionally, all members of the board are on a Committee of the Whole. This committee discusses topics of importance before taking action at the regular meeting. 

The Caledonia Community Schools Board of Education meets monthly on the third Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the administration office located at 8948 Kraft Ave., unless noted differently below.

Minutes of Caledonia Community School board meetings are posted following board approval which occurs at the next scheduled board meeting.  Below you will find minutes of the current academic year.  In addition, the district archives the most recent two (2) academic years on our web page.  

Regular Monthly Meetings

*YouTube Playlist of Board of Education Recordings 

Regular Monthly Meeting Dates & Agendas Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2024  
November 18, 2024  
October 21, 2024  
September 16, 2024  
August 12, 2024 (second Monday)  
July 15, 2024  
June 17, 2024  
May 20, 2024  
April 15, 2024  
March 18, 2024  
February 26, 2024 (fourth Monday) PDF DocumentAgenda (updated)  
January 22, 2024 Organizational Meeting PDF DocumentNotice PDF DocumentAgenda PDF DocumentJanuary 22, 2024
December 11, 2023 PDF DocumentAgenda PDF DocumentDecember 11, 2023
November 20, 2023 PDF DocumentAgenda PDF DocumentNovember 20, 2023
October 16, 2023 PDF DocumentAgenda PDF DocumentOctober 16, 2023
September 18, 2023 PDF DocumentAgenda PDF DocumentSeptember 18, 2023
August 14, 2023 PDF DocumentAgenda PDF DocumentAugust 14, 2023
July 31, 2023 - Canceled Canceled

Board Committee of the Whole

Beginning in February 2024 the Board will meet as a "Committee of the Whole" on a trial basis and eliminate individual committee meetings. The Committee of the Whole is held in the Administration Office at 8948 Kraft Ave SE. 

                       Committee of the Whole Dates           Minutes
February 21, 2024 @ 6:00 pm PDF DocumentNotice  

 

Teaching and Learning Committee  

Finance and Operations Committee 

Policy Committee
 

January 11, 2024 - 7:30am 
February *Moving forward the Board will meet as a "Committee of the Whole" on a trial basis and eliminate individual committee meetings.

January 17, 2024 - 7:30am
February *Moving forward the Board will meet as a "Committee of the Whole" on a trial basis and eliminate individual committee meetings.

February *Moving forward the Board will meet as a "Committee of the Whole" on a trial basis and eliminate individual committee meetings. 


Board Workshops & Special Meetings

The board of education schedules workshops as needed. Those dates will be posted as the workshops become scheduled. Meetings are held in the Administration office boardroom at 8948 Kraft Ave., Caledonia.

Board Workshops & Special Meeting Dates & Agenda Minutes
January 31, 2024 PDF DocumentSpecial Meeting Notice PDF DocumentWorkshop Notice *Time Change   

December 20, 2023 Special Meeting - PDF DocumentNotice of Meeting
Superintendent Candidate Interview to begin @ 6:30 p.m.

PDF DocumentDec 20, 2023
November 28, 2023 Special Meeting - PDF DocumentNotice of Meeting PDF DocumentNov 28, 2023

 

New Textbook Adoption Recommendation and Review

Caledonia High School - AP Government 

At its March 18, 2024 meeting, the Caledonia Board of Education will be considering the recommendation of a new textbook for our AP Government course.   Prior to that meeting, the recommended textbook will be available for review by our community.  Interested individuals may view the text by coming to the CCS Administration Building during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday or at other times by appointment from February 26 until March 18, 2024.  For requests outside of business hours or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Christie Russell at (616) 891-8185.

American Politics and Government Today, AP Edition
Authors: William Bianco and David Canon
ISBN: 978-0-393-88740-3

                   

Marcy White (President)              Brittany Barber Garcia (VP)           Katie Isic (Secretary) 
Board Service (2010-2024)         Board Service (2021-2026)            Board Service (2021-2026)

                 

Jason Saidoo (Treasurer)              John Brandow (Trustee)                Tim Morris (Trustee) 
Board Service (2019-2024)           Board Service (2023-2028)            Board Service (2013-2028)

Jennifer Nichols (Trustee)
Board Service (2023-2028)  

School boards: Advocates for Educational Excellence

Every local school district is governed by a school board. Our local school board is a member of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). The mission of the MASB is to provide high-quality educational leadership services for all Michigan boards of education and to advocate for an equitable and exceptional public education for all students. To learn more about the role of a school board, check out the valuable resources MASB provides.

External LinkMASB Role of a School Board

Board Policies:

The Caledonia Community Schools Board of Education Policy Manual includes bylaws and policies. A full list of Board of Education member duties, powers, and responsibilities are available in the policy manual. In general, the Board of Education oversees the following:

  • Educating Students
  • Safety and Welfare of Students
  • Facilities
  • Staffing
  • Finances

Board of Education Contact Information:

Name
Position
Board Member
Board President
Brittany Barber Garcia
Board Vice-President
Board Treasurer
Board Secretary
Board Trustee
Board Trustee
Board Trustee