TCAPS Board of Education

Viewing Board Meetings

Viewers can watch TCAPS Board of Education meetings, Finance & Operations committee meetings, and Curriculum committee meetings live on TV190 or via livestream during the meeting or on demand at any time at livestream.com/tcapslive/board.

About the 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.

To contact the full school board: schoolboard@tcaps.net

TCAPS Tompkins Boardman Administrative Office:

412 Webster Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

231-933-1725

Scott Newman-Bale, President
517.285.3621
Term Expires: 12/2024

Sue Kelly, Trustee
PO Box 847/ 49685
231.218.9800
Term Expires: 12/2022

Erica L. Moon Mohr, Vice President
574 Old Incochee Farm Trail / 49684
231.499.5558
Term Expires: 12/2022

Andrew R. Raymond, Truste
Term Expires: 12/2022

Matt R. Anderson, Treasurer
9501 Rolling Ridge Dr. / 49686
231.632.3580
Term Expires: 12/2022

V. Flournoy Humphreys, Trustee
Term Expires: 12/2024

Josey Ballenger, Secretary
Term Expires: 12/2024

 

 

PDF DocumentBoard Members & Committees List
PDF DocumentBoard Standards of Practice Agreement

 

  • Agenda Review Committee
    Members: President, Vice President, 1 rotating board member and Superintendent
     
  • Communications Committee
    Members:  M. Anderson, S. Kelly, E. Moon Mohr (Alternate: J. Ballenger)
     
  • Curriculum Committee
    Members:  J. Ballenger, S. Kelly, E. Moon Mohr (Alternate: F. Humphreys)
     
  • Finance/Operations Committee
    Members:  M. Anderson, F. Humphreys, A. Raymond (Alternate: S. Kelly)
     
  • HR/Policy Committee
    Members:  J. Ballenger, F. Humphreys, A. Raymond (Alternate: E. Moon Mohr)
     
  • TC – TCAPS Collective Resource Committee
    Members: TBD
     
  • Round Table
    Member: Rotating Board Member
     
  • Reinstatement Committee
    Members: S. Newman-Bale, E. Moon Mohr (Alternate:TBD)
     
  • Nutrition and Wellness Committee
    Member: TBD

To contact the full school board: schoolboard@tcaps.net

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.

April is Social Host Responsibility Month

At its March 9, 2020, Board of Education meeting, board members signed a proclamation stating April 2020 is Social Host Responsibility Month and calls upon all parents, citizens, homeowners and property owners to host gatherings responsibly and to take measures to eliminate access to alcohol to persons under the age of 21. PDF DocumentRead the full proclamation.

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.

Board Member Training

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 required 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

TCAPS Statement on School Safety, Diversity and Inclusion

(as read at the Board of Education meeting on June 8, 2020)

On behalf of Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS), we would like to publicly reaffirm our commitment as a Board and school district to ensuring the safety and inclusion of EACH student and to valuing diversity within our institution. Under the Blueprint, the district’s strategic plan, one of TCAPS’ core values is to provide a learning environment that is grounded in a safe, orderly, and respectful environment for students. Furthermore, the Board’s Anti-Harassment Policy 5517.01 supports providing safe learning environments for all students by prohibiting harassment due to an individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or disability.

We know that children who attend public school have broader educational experiences, because on top of the opportunity to master academic concepts and skills, students also have a chance to meet and interact with people who are not like them and who come from different and diverse backgrounds. As an institution, we are committed to continuing to work tirelessly to provide safety and security for EACH of our students, as well as for our staff and families. We are also committed to creating welcoming school environments, to celebrating all that makes us unique and special as individuals, and to protecting each child’s right to a free and fair public education.