Also running is write-in candidate William Clifford. 2020 Election: Voting Information and Candidate Profiles. All rights reserved. If you have in-person business to conduct with the Bureau, please call to make an appointment. It has no enforcement powers. You might also be able to find candidate listings on your local city or township clerk's website. ", "Competition from schools of choice, charter and private schools and home schooling pushes traditional public schools to innovate and better educate, and saves taxpayer dollars," said Hall, a commercial real estate and mining law attorney who is a partner at Warner Norcross & Judd. Michigan voters will choose who steers the state’s three flagship universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Education: Penn State University, B.A. Green Party member Tom Mair, 65, of Traverse City wants to change the political make-up of the dominant two-party system and represent rural northern Michigan. "The board needs to be transparent and honest about the situation we are in," said Strayhorn,a real estate agent and Fox Sports analyst on Michigan State University football. In 2019, the board approved new social studies standards, which generated controversy statewide and nationally. I know the resources are there to provide every student with every resource they need," said McEachern, a restaurant server for eight years and a college student. Mr. Donajkowski was first elected to the Board of Education for a 4-year term during the regular school election in November of 2016. ", Bill Hall, 64, Courtland Township is a Libertarian who said he has experience serving on nonprofit boards and would be an independent voice on a board "riven by partisan politics. We must utilize technology and new pathways to ensure everyone can access justice fairly. The Novi Board of Education, as an elected body, represents the views of the community on issues affecting education. He aso wants to  work to increase dual enrollment through class offerings. Election 2020: Livonia Board of Education candidates state their case to voters ... as a Chief of Staff in the Michigan Senate. Michelle Frederick, 47, of White Lake Township said she is concerned about excessive testing in schools and the adoption of the Common Core state standards, which she blames for reduced grade-level reading. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. ... served as a Board … His current term began on January 1, 2017, and continues through December, 31, 2020. donajkowskisteven@alpenaschools.com A college football analyst, a former state lawmaker, a restaurant server in college and a mining law attorney are the leading candidates among 11 hopefuls running for Michigan's State Board of Education. She said there needs to be an end to subsidizing corporations and real estate developers through tax breaks and subsidies so money can be put into public education, something that could only be done through legislation. The board is led by six Democrats with two Republicans. "Sick children and adults that are at risk should stay home.". 2020 CANDIDATE’S GUIDE TO SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS 3 INTRODUCTION The MASB Candidate’s Guide to School Board Elections provides an overview of the legal qualifications and procedures related to electing a board of education seat. Email: boe@monroe.k12.mi.us Phone: 734-265-3000 Fax: 734-265-3001. There are districts next to each other that can have dramatically different approaches, and I think that causes tension.". Additionally, the guide gives candidates an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of school board members. In the Nov. 3 general election, voters will choose three candidates from seven vying for a four-year term on the Bloomfield Hills School District Board of Education. Ellen Lipton and Jason Strayhorn advanced from the Democratic convention for Michigan State Board of Education on August 29, 2020. Mary Anne Hering,  71, of Dearborn is with the Working Class Party and is a former faculty adviser to Henry Ford College's student newspaper. ↑ National Center for Education Statistics, "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey Data," accessed January 28, 2020 ↑ 270towin.com , "Michigan," accessed June 29, 2017 ↑ Daily Kos , "Daily Kos Elections' statewide election results by congressional and legislative districts," July 9, 2013 Brian Mosallam, a former MSU football player, has served on the board since 2013. Contact Information: Monroe Public Schools Board of Education 1275 N. Macomb St. Monroe, MI 48162. The eight member board, which appointed a new superintendent, Michael Rice in 2019, is charged with improving public education for 1.5 million children through recommendations and … Click here to find the location and contact information for your local clerk’s office in Michigan. General election candidates. Michigan-bought ticket wins $1B Mega Millions prize, third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, appointed a new superintendent, Michael Rice, lack of connectivity across the state for remote learning, continue to lack legally required services, Editorial: Our choices for State Board of Education, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Tonya Schuitmaker is a former Republican state House representative and senator. "Someone has to be shouting from the rooftops that what is needed is a tidal wave of money for children, teachers and other school employees to get back to in-school and safely," Hering said. All rights reserved. We thank our great community for voting, and thank the other candidates for their passion to serve our school and community. "I think parents are struggling and they are hearing it," Flanagan said of the candidates. Inventions Michigan • Muslim Unity Center Interfaith Committee Education Liaison & Former Board member. As the state continues to grapple with COVID-19, many challenges to K-12 schools and students remain unresolved, including a lack of connectivity across the state for remote learning, special education students who continue to lack legally required services and the continued need for food and emotional support services for all students. Bureau of Elections by appointment only. The standards now include more examples and references to the roles women, minority organizations, Muslims and African Americans played in history. "So you are getting more interest in education in general because of the pandemic and really the very different landscapes out there. He is the only incumbent running. When Michigan's K-12 schools shut down in March and conflicting statements about schoolwork counting came out during the pandemic, people began to question who was actually in charge of public education, said Tom Watkins, state superintendent from 2001 to 2005. "And the money is there, in the state, for high levels of funding for every school to be excellent academically and safe.". Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. If you need to make an appointment at a branch office, use this online form OR call 1-888-SOS-MICH (767-6424). Congratulations to our School Board Candidates. Carl Meyers is a former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and graduate of Michigan’s School of Business in 1979. Mike Flanagan, who served from 2005 to 2015, said the presence of 11 candidates shows how much interest has grown in public education. The Board includes a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and three trustees. Minutes of the Board of Education meetings are available for inspection at the Office of the Superintendent, 5780 West Holt Road, Holt, Michigan. The Board of Education is a seven member legislative body elected by residents of the City of Wyandotte. Find your city or township clerk on Michigan.gov/Vote . If elected, my goal is to give back to the District that gave my two kids an excellent education & and a safe environment I am passionate about educational excellence that fosters mental wellness and creates inclusive environments for all Re-Elected: Melissa Courtade Previously held elected offices: East Grand Rapids Board of Education, 2012-Jan. 2020 Top goals: The vast majority of litigants lack access to counsel. "Let poorly performing schools fail rather than bailing them out, and make sure there are plenty of schools of choice, charter and private school alternatives for parents to choose from when they do fail.". Two seats are open on the eight-member board, which for much of the last two decades has been controlled by Democrats. https://www.ballotpedia.org/Michigan_state_executive_official_elections,_2020 with honors. If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566. Board Of Education Meetings. Dr. Rema Vassar is a former teacher and administrator, and a parent of an MSU student. LANSING, Mich. – Two seats on three Michigan university boards are on the Nov. 3 ballot. GWINN, MICHIGAN 49841 (906) 346-9283 2020 SCHEDULE OF REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS Monday, February 17, 2020* (*meeting will be held at Skandia Township Hall) Monday, March 16, 2020 Monday, April 20, 2020 Monday, May 18, 2020 Monday, June 22, 2020 Monday, July 20, 2020 Monday, August 17, 2020 Monday, September 21, 2020 Congratulations to these three candidates who were elected or re-elected to the Kenowa Hills Board of Education in the November 3, 2020 election. She is a WSU graduate who serves on several community boards such as Teach for America Detroit and The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. If you would like to vote in person, but still want to do so before Election Day, visit your local clerk’s office. All completed Michigan absent voter ballots must be received by the voter’s local clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on November 3 in order to be counted in the 2020 General Election. Terri Lynn Land is a former Michigan Secretary of State. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, USCCB, 2019. Michigan voters will choose who steers the state’s three flagship universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Dr. Shauna Diggs is an incumbent and graduate who started at the same time as Bernstein. Adopted by the Monroe Board of Education April 4, 2006. Trustee Joel Ferguson, who has served on the board since the 1980s, did not seek reelection. The two people elected will serve eight-year terms. Lipton, 53, of Huntington Woods said she wants to move the school funding model to one that is "adequate and equitable" and de-emphasize the use of high-stakes standardized tests to rank students, teachers and schools. Wyandotte's School Board Members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues which impact the entire community. "The immediate changes I would call for would be for parent to have a choice between distance learning and face-to-face learning," Frederick said. View the meeting here. © 2021 www.detroitnews.com. He wants more federal funding for schools, free health care for students and for internet providers to give free internet devices to students to address the digital divide. The Bureau of Elections currently has limited hours. Ohio State University, J.D. Hali McEachern, 24, of Dearborn is also with the Working Class Party and wants to enhance student learning by enriching students' environments and improve the working conditions of educators. The eight member board, which appointed a new superintendent, Michael Rice in 2019, is charged with improving public education for 1.5 million children through recommendations and actions. Jason Strayhorn, 44, of Novi said he would bring representation and equity to the board to create understanding and fulfill the needs of all the children in Michigan. Ellen Lipton (Democratic Party) Jason Strayhorn (Democratic Party) Tami Carlone (Republican Party) Michelle Frederick (Republican Party) Tom Mair (Green Party) Bill Hall (Libertarian Party) Richard Hewer (Libertarian Party) Four seats on the Northville Board of Education are up for election in November 2020 for four-year terms beginning in January 2021, as the following Board of Education Trustees complete their current four-year terms on December 31, 2020: Laurie Doner, Cynthia Jankowski, Sarah Prescott, and Matthew Wilk. Election Day is November 3, 2020 ... TCAPs Board of Education, & NMC Board of Trustees. The two seats are open because Democrats Lupe Ramos-Montigny of Grand Rapids and Michelle Fecteau of Detroit decided not to run for reelection. As for resources, I know that art, music, gym and science experiments are essential to learning and development. Two Republicans, two Democrats, two Libertarians, two Working Class Party members, two U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan members and one Green Party member are vying for two eight-year seats on the statewide board. He is a vice president at a Dearborn financial services firm. ►MORE:  Editorial: Our choices for State Board of Education. All election night results posted on these links are unofficial results until they are certified by the county and/or state board of canvassers. All completed Michigan absent voter ballots must be received by the voter’s local clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on November 3 in order to be counted in the 2020 General Election. The newcomers seeking office are Rob Baty, Sheryl Picard, Lauren Christenson , Jeannie Moody-Novak, Gina Thibault, Christopher Vos, Sebastien Ostertag, Michael Lloyd … * There will be a Special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 7:00 pm via zoom. "Our children need to be in the classroom learning. This is not a time for retreat…it is a time for renewed engagement. Eva Garza Dewaelsche is a Wayne State graduate who is the president of SER Metro-Detroit Jobs for Progress, which provides resources and training to improve employment in Detroit. Shirley Stancato was appointed to the board in 2019 after serving as president of New Detroit Inc. for almost two decades. If you'd like to find out more, a Board of Education meet-the-candidates forum will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Avery Center. Pat O’Keefe is founder and CEO of O’Keefe & Associates Consulting. Richard A. Hewer, 78, of Big Rapids is a Libertarian and a teacher in computer information systems who taught dual enrollment classes for high schools. The board of education schedules workshops as needed. The link to attend is posted in Meeting Notice, located on this page under Agenda’s and Minutes. Mark Bernstein is running for reelection, having served on the board since 2013. 2020-2021 Board of Education Meeting Schedule The Board meetings occur the second Monday of each month. Main articles: 2020 United States Senate elections, 2020 United States Senate election in Michigan Gary Peters (incumbent, D) is running against John James (R), in addition to Marcia Squier (G), Doug Dern (Natural Law Party) and Valerie Willis (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan). Mable Fox, 67, works as an education consultant. Michelle L. Young Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Board of Education young@monroe.k12.mi.us This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. An election official walks past an empty voting booth at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Kalamazoo Regional Program and Training Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. I joined the OPS Board of Education in 2018 after having been elected to fill a partial term. "While I respect the fact that some parents are afraid to have their child attend school for face-to-face learning, whether the fear is that of the virus ... this needs to be an option. The global pandemic has uncovered a number of structural problems, but I think the State Board of Education can play an important role in addressing these issues," said Lipton, who is a patent attorney and former three-term member of the Michigan House of Representatives. "Locally, I have experienced bipartisan support because no one from Northern Michigan runs for State Board of Education," said Mair, who has worked in arts management and is a former federal transportation worker. Former state Supt. She is the first physician to serve on the board and is chair of the board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. Election 2020: Candidates for Okemos School Board in their own words. The Caledonia Community Schools Board of Education meets monthly on the third Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the administration office located at 9753 Duncan Lake Ave., unless noted differently below. "The state needs to quit forcing kids to go to failing schools and then pay millions because the government failed them," Hewer said. ), Click here to find the location and contact information for your local clerk’s office in Michigan. Candidate Ellen Lipton (D) Frederick said she became a special-needs advocate when one of her children needed services as a toddler. Candidates Karen Adams and Douglas Levesque, both of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, did not respond to requests for comment. Tami Carlone, 53, of Novi is a certified public account who owns her own business and is an education activist who argues that children's rights are under attack during the COVID-19 pandemic. All rights reserved. Each party also announced nominees for the state Board of Education, the managing board that governs the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), which oversees the state’s K-12 public schools.. Democratic candidates include Ellen Cogen Lipton, who served in the state House from 2009 to 2015, and Jason Strayhorn, a realtor and former MSU football player, reporter and analyst. 2020 See also: Michigan State Board of Education election, 2020. September 18, 2020 Joni Hubred 2020 Elections, Elections 2020, Farmington Hills. Incumbents Dana Durst and Tammy Lehman are joined by newcomers Eric Wilkinson and Mark VanDeWege (the write-in candidate) in a race to serve the district for the six-year terms. Four candidates will appear on the ballot: Lori Aljouny, Luke Joseph, Samuel Oh and Nash Salami. Kevin Hammer (contributed) Long-time Farmington Hills resident Kevin Hammer has, in the past, thought about running for Farmington Public Schools Board of Education, but time was always an issue. "To enhance student learning, classrooms need to have less students. Don Gates is a veteran who earned an MBA in information management from WSU in 1997. Bernstein is a Michigan graduate and an attorney. KALAMAZOO, MI -- Five candidates are vying to fill three, six-year seats on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 3 general election. Sarah Hubbard is a Michigan graduate who has spent her career as a lobbyist and conservative legislative staffer. November 2020 School Board Candidates Five Candidates Vie for Three Positions As part of the non-partisan ballot section in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, voters in our district will choose three board members to serve a 6-year term for Grandville Public Schools. The Regular Board meeting being held Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the MHS Performing Arts Center will also be streamed. The negative effects of being at home and in front of a screen instead are profound, especially for young and special-needs children," Carlone said. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from MSU in 1990. Those dates will be posted as the workshops become scheduled. During their six-year term, board members work together to establish policy, approve educational goals and curriculum changes, and work with the superintendent, administration, and staff to set direction for the district. Voters will have the choice of four candidates—one a write-in—on Nov. 3 to fill two open seats on the Chelsea School District (CSD) Board of Education. "We need to help school districts with equitable resources and, most importantly, we need to help those districts and students that do not have access to or have limited access to technology, including Wifi, computers and white boards.". 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