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.

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, Trustee
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
‚ÄčPDF DocumentBoard Standards of Practice Agreement

 

  • 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, J. Ballenger (Alternate: E. Moon Mohr)
     
  • 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:

**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 hozakst@tcaps.net.

TCAPS Board of Education Monthly Office Hours – February 25th


The Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board of Education will host its next monthly “office hours” with a school board trustee on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The office hours will be held virtually in compliance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services External LinkEpidemic Order MCL 333.2253. TCAPS Board office hours provide community members with the opportunity to talk to a school board trustee. External LinkClick here to attend via Google Meet or call +1 954-900-9078 and enter PIN 567 121 493#.

Visit the Board calendar view the board schedule in its entirety. 

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. 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.