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BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT LEADERSHIP


BOARD OF EDUCATION

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULES

Regular Meeting Schedules

Meetings are held in the Monroe Road Elementary Cafeteria 
at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

September 5, 2019
October 3, 2019
November 7, 2019
December 5, 2019
January 9, 2020
(Organizational Meeting at 6 pm and Regular Meeting at 6:30 pm)
February 6, 2020
March 5, 2020
April 2, 2020
May 7, 2020
June 4, 2020
June 25, 2020 (Year End Meeting)

Committee of the Whole (COW)
Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at the Bedford High School Media Center at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 

COW meetings are open to the public.

August 28, 2019
September 26, 2019
October 24, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 30, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 30, 2020
May 28, 2020
June 11, 2020 (Budget Workshop)
July 30, 2020

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BOARD POLICIES AND BYLAWS

All board policies and bylaws are now available online as a service provided by Neola.


SUPERINTENDENT

Dr. Carl Shultz

 

SUPERINTENDENT OF BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dr. Carl Shultz
734-850-6001


Administrative Assistant to Superintendent:
Annette Pertz
734-850-6002

Superintendent Evaluation Instrument: Information and Rubric


CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Mark French

 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION & STUDENT SERVICES
Dr. Mark French
​734-850-6025

 

 

Howard Schwager

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ​HUMAN RESOURCES & LABOR RELATIONS
Howard Schwager
​734-850-6020

 

 

Sharon Ramirez

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Julie Campbell
​734-850-6011

 

 


BOARD OF EDUCATION

Michael J. Smith

 

 

PRESIDENT
Michael J. Smith
​734-693-2583
​Term Expires: December 31, 2020

 

Lisa McCaig

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT
Lisa McCaig
419-297-1100
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

 

Ron Koch

 

 

SECRETARY
Ronald Koch
734-847-1209
Term Expires: December 31, 2020​

 

Diana Janney

 

 

TREASURER
Diana (Dee) Janney
​419-367-2398
Term Expires: December 31, 2020

 

Todd Bruning

 

 

TRUSTEE
Todd Bruning
​505-379-0498
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

 

Jenna Biggs

 

 

TRUSTEE
Jenna Biggs
​419-704-7843
Term Expires: December 31, 2020

 

Griffin Kirsch

 

 

TRUSTEE
Griffin Kirsch
734-790-3519
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

 


ABOUT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

BOARD PREPARATION

All Board members receive a packet of information several days prior to each scheduled meeting. This packet contains reports, background information, recommendations, etc. for study so that the members can come to the meeting prepared to make decisions.

BOARD COMPENSATION

Members of the Board of Education are paid annually, as follows:
$400 for each Trustee, Vice President, and President; $500 for Secretary and Treasurer

AGENDA

Meetings of the Board of Education in public are for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in the meeting's agenda.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

The responsibility for making decisions rests with the seven elected Board of Education members. The School Board is, however, very interested in hearing from the public. There are two places on the regular meeting agenda for "Public Commentary". Please follow the guidelines below.

GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENTARY

1. Be recognized by the President of the Board.
2. State your name and address.
3. Present your statement of concern or questions to the Board.
4. Complaints concerning school personnel or students cannot be discussed in an open public meeting unless the individual(s) involved are notified and agree (P.A. 267 of 1967). Such complaints should be forwarded to the Board, in care of the Superintendent, unless the complaint involves the Superintendent, in which case it should be processed through the Board Vice President. An open or closed meeting, according to the wishes of the person(s) involved, will be arranged.
5. In order to adhere to the agenda, the time allocated to any one speaker is limited. Each person shall be allowed to speak for up to 5 minutes, except where the number of speakers exceeds the time allotment. In those instances, the Board President may reduce the 5-minute limit to a 3-minute limit.
6. The Board will hear comments from the audience but may defer any action or response to gather information and study all aspects of the matter brought to their attention.
7. The Bedford Board of Education pledges its courteous attention to those who wish to be heard. In return, the Board asks that members of the audience refrain from loud talking and other distractions during the meeting.

STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

The education and welfare of our students is the focus of all Board activities. Recognizing the importance of our students' ideas, the Board appointed Student School Board Representatives to represent our student community through active participation at Board meetings.

BEDFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

The Committee of the Whole will usually meet on the Thursday prior to the Regular Board meeting. It generally replaces the separate Finance, Personnel, Policy, and Superintendent's Evaluation Committees. If the Board appoints a sub-committee that would conduct business to be considered by the Board (i.e. make recommendations), those meetings will be posted for the public. The Committee of the Whole is a working committee meeting in preparation for the Regular Board Meeting. Items will be presented for information and discussion, but Board action on these items will occur at the Regular Meeting. All Committee of the Whole meetings are open to the public.

OATH OF OFFICE FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of Member of the Board of Education of Bedford Public Schools, Monroe County, Michigan according to the best of my ability."


STRATEGIC PLAN FOCUS GOALS: 2015-2020

Student Achievement Goal:

To improve student learning across all grades within Bedford Public Schools. Bedford Public Schools will increase Student Achievement as measured by Formative, common/interim, and summative assessment data.

Facilities Goal:

Develop and implement a sustainable, comprehensive capital improvement plan that will provide students with safe and up-to-date facilities and infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning culture.

Finance Goal:

Ensure that Bedford Public Schools is in a positive financial status at all times. Our short term target is financial stability, with the goal of becoming fiscally solvent for the long term, while continuing to meet educational needs and student achievement goals.

Communications Goal:

To promote positive and community friendly relationships that will foster open communication and support the district's mission.

STRATEGIC PLAN SUMMARY


Contact Information for Elected Officials

STATE OF MICHIGAN SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
Sheila Alles (Appointed Interim State Superintendent, May 8, 2018)
Michigan Department of Education
608 West Allegan Street
PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3324

OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Rep. Jason Sheppard
PO Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-2617

OUR STATE SENATOR
Senator Dale Zorn
710 Farnum Building
Lansing, MI
(517) 373-3543

MICHIGAN GOVERNOR
Gretchen Whitmer
PO Box 30013 
Lansing, MI 48909 
517-373-3400
Email the Governor's Office

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN (Serving Bedford Township)|
TIM WALBERG
Contact Online

Washington, D.C. Office
2436 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6276
Fax: (202) 225-6281
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:30PM

Jackson Office
401 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (517) 780-9075
Fax: (517) 780-9081
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM-6:00PM

UNITED STATES SENATORS
Peters, Gary C. - (D - MI)
724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6221
Gary Peters' website
Contact Online 

Stabenow, Debbie - (D - MI)
731 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4822
Debbie Stabenow's website
Contact Online

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
DONALD J. TRUMP
Contact the White House Online
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111