TCAPS Board of Education

The TCAPS Board of Education is made up of seven members elected to four-year terms. The Board of Education meets twice per month and holds quarterly retreats. School board members also serve on Board of Education committees, attend local and regional meetings and host community dialogues.

Interested in Becoming A Board Member?

The Role of a Board Member

Becoming a board member is a big responsibility that provides an important service to the community and its youth. As a board member, you will be asked to provide input and direction on a wide variety of issues including the district's educational programs, financial priorities and overall policymaking. Another key component of serving on a school board is community relations. School boards help build community understanding of and support for public education. 

The Board of Education is responsible for:

  • Envisioning the school district's educational direction and to set goals/strategies that will guide the district toward that vision.
  • Hiring a superintendent to implement the board's policies and effectively manage the district to accomplish its goals.
  • Monitoring/assessing the district's performance and to engage/inform the community.
  • Advocating for students and public schools within the community, state and nation.

With such great responsibilities, it's important for board members to recognize that there will be a lot to learn as they begin their new position, not only about the school district itself, but also about their role on the board. To assist individual board members navigate their new role and to help the school board function effectively as a whole, all board members are encouraged to:

  • Participate in TCAPS' school board orientation process under the guidance of experienced board members and the superintendent.
  • Attend a workshop for new board members conducted by state and area school board associations (MASB). 
  • Review External LinkTCAPS' board policies.

Board Member Resources

Nov. 2018 Regular School Election Information

TCAPS Board of Education will have four, four-year terms open for the November 6, 2018 election. The four-year terms will run from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022. Prospective candidates may pick up their candidate information packets at the Grand Traverse County Clerk's Office, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, MI (231.922.4760).

Dates to Remember

  • Nomination of Board Candidate(s)
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    (Affidavit of Identity & Petition or $100 Filing Fee - with County Clerk's Office)
     
  • Withdrawal of Board Candidate(s)
    Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM

    (In writing with County Clerk's Office)
     
  • Absentee Ballots
    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Must be available to voters no later than this date
     
  • Registration Notice Publication
    Once, on or before Tuesday, October 2, 2018

     
  • Last Day of Registration to Vote
    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

     
  • Write-in Candidates Must File Declaration of Intent
    On or before Friday, October 26 2018 - 4:00 PM

     
  • Election Notice Publication
    Once, on or before Tuesday, October 30, 2018

     
  • Election Day
    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PDF DocumentDownload Regular School Election Dates

2018 Board Members

 

Erik J. Falconer, President
9612 Walkabout Lane / 49684
231.392.1710
Term Expires: 12/2018

Jane Klegman, Trustee
528 Timber Crest Drive/ 49686
231.922.2383
Term Expires: 12/2020

Sue Kelly, Vice President
PO Box 847 / 49685
231.218.9800
Term Expires: 12/2018

Matthew R. Anderson, Trustee
9501 Rolling Ridge Dr. / 49686
231.632.3580
Term Expires: 11/2018

Scott C. Hardy, Treasurer
521 Washington Street / 49686
231.492.5898
Term Expires: 12/2018
 

Bill O. Smith, Trustee
8489 Timbers Trail / 49686
313.515.4328
Term Expires: 12/2018

 

Doris E. Ellery, Secretary
3477 Silver Farms Lane / 49684
231.633.0895
Term Expires: 12/2020

 

PDF DocumentBoard Members & Committees List

PDF DocumentBoard Standards of Practice Agreement

 

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2018 Board Committees & Members

 

 

Board & Committee Meeting Schedules

Board & Committee Agendas, Minutes, Documents

Click on the links below to view agendas and minutes from the following board committees:

For More Information

Board agendas and minutes will be posted on the TCAPS website for the most recent 12 month period. For agendas or minutes dated beyond 12 months or for more information or questions, please contact Recording Secretary to the Board Stacey Hozak at 231.933.1725 or hozakst@tcaps.net.

Board Policies & Guidelines