TCAPS Board of Education
Viewing Board Meetings
Viewers can watch TCAPS Board of Education meetings and the following committee meetings (Curriculum, Executive, and Finance & Operations) live on TV190 or via livestream during the meeting or on demand at any time at livestream.com/tcapslive/board.
TCAPS Strategic Planning Services RFP
Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) seeks a consultant to support the Board of Education, staff, and key stakeholders in a strategic planning process to create a three to five-year strategic plan that guides the academic and operational direction of the organization. The consultant will work with the Board of Education, executive administration, and a Strategic Planning Committee to craft and implement the strategic planning process. The consultant should be comfortable with and have experience in the strategic planning process. The target is to have the strategic plan finalized by the end of 2021.
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.
2021 Board Members
To contact the school board:
Mail: TCAPS Tompkins Boardman Administrative Office
412 Webster Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
Or individually by email at the addresses below:
Erica L. Moon Mohr
Andrew R. Raymond
Matt R. Anderson
V. Flournoy Humphreys
2021 Board Committees & Members
- Executive Committee
Members: President, Vice President, 1 rotating board member and Superintendent
- 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)
- Round Table
Member: Rotating Board Member
- Reinstatement Committee
Members: S. Newman-Bale, E. Moon Mohr (Alternate: J. Ballenger)
- Nutrition and Wellness Committee
- District Network
- Members: S. Newman-Bale (Alternate: E. Moon Mohr)
To contact the full school board: email@example.com
Board & Committee Meeting Schedules
Board & Committee Agendas, Minutes, Documents
Click on the links below to view agendas and minutes from the following board committees:
- Meetings of the Full Board
- Board Curriculum Committee
- Board Executive Committee **
- Board Finance/Operations Committee
- Board Legal Counsel Interview Committee
- Board Montessori Visioning Task Force
- Board Search Firm Interview Task Force
- Board Superintendent Task Force
- TBAISD/TCAPS Joint Board Finance Committee
- TC-TCAPS Collective Resource Committee
**Beginning April 2021, the Communications Committee, HR/Policy Committee, and the Board Agenda Review Committee merged to become the Board Executive Committee. Click on the following links to view past agendas and minutes of the Communications Committee and the HR-Policy Committee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch Board Meetings Live & On Demand
Monthly Board Office Hours
TCAPS Board of Education Monthly Office Hours
The Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board of Education will host its next monthly “office hours” in person on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Boardman Administration Center (412 Webster St., Second Floor, Conference Room C). TCAPS Board office hours provide community members with the opportunity to talk to a school board trustee. Visit the Board calendar to view the board schedule in its entirety, or visit: www.tcaps.net/board.
Board Policies & Guidelines
Board Vision, Strategic Plan & Capital Plan
Public Hearing Notices
Public Records Requests
Social Host Responsibility Month
April is Social Host Responsibility Month
At its March 8, 2021, Board of Education meeting, board members signed a proclamation stating April 2021 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. Read the full proclamation.
Interested in Becoming A Board Member?
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 TCAPS' board policies.
Board Member Resources
- TCAPS Board Policies 0000 for Board Bylaws
- TCAPS Board Standards of Practice Agreement
- A School Board Member's Resource Guide: First Year Orientation
Provided by Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB)
- MASB Candidate's Guide to School Board Elections
- MASB Checklist for New Board Member Orientation
- Open Meetings Act
- Robert's Rules of Order Cheat Sheet
- Robert's Rules of Order Quick Reference
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.