Board of Education

Board of Education Members

Our school board members are entrusted with the important work of shaping the education of our youngest citizens. They dedicate countless hours to creating the mission, vision and goals that drive our schools.

They are dedicated to creating a school culture where collaboration and continuous learning are valued and displayed throughout our system.

The seven members of the Tri County Area Schools Board of Education do this by always keeping children as the center of their work and decision making.

Chad Bice
Trustee, Term Expires: 2026
Brian Campbell
Treasurer, Term Expires: 2022
Jill Fennessy
President, Term Expires: 2026
Lana Ford
Trustee, Term Expires: 2024
Jennifer Gould
Trustee, Term Expires: 2024
Janet Powell
Vice President, Term Expires: 2022
MaDonna Princer
Trustee, Term Expires: 2024

Board Meetings

BOE Regular Meetings

TC Educational Service Center
7:00 PM
Meetings are currently being held virtually due the passing of SB 1108.  Virtual meeting information and instructions can be found on our homepage.

BOE Workshop

TC Educational Service Center
Board Room, 6:30 PM

2020 Meeting Dates

September 14
September 28*
October 12
October 26*
November 9
November 23*
December 14



Public Participation at Board Meetings

Board meetings are held for the purpose of conducting the business of the district and are not public meetings, but meetings held in public. All regular and special meetings of the board shall be open to the public.

The board desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens, students, and employee organizations and shall schedule times at all meetings for them to be heard.

When addressing the board during Public Comment, state your name and address at the start of your comment. Please limit your comments to three minutes.
Audience time is not intended as a forum for public debate. Questions raised may require further investigation. Normally, the board will wait until its next meeting before responding to concerns raised.

Questions & Concerns

Residents of the community are encouraged to communicate with Tri County Area Schools educators and school board members.

School-related problems can usually best be solved by talking with the employee closest to the problem, i.e. teachers, support staff, principal. It is there that most problems can be quickly and productively resolved. 

If questions still remain, please contact the Superintendent. And, if you're convinced that further action is required, your next step is to submit it to the Board of Education. You may address the Board at a board meeting during the Public Comment portion of the agenda or in writing to the Board of Education, 94 Cherry Street, PO Box 79, Sand Lake, MI  49343.

Board Brief Logo

January Issue by Jill Fennessy, Board President


Dear Tri County Community,

Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was filled with wonderful memories
made with family, friends, and loved ones. Although this year may have encouraged us
to do things differently, I hope you were able to create some new traditions that might
even find their way into your family's future holiday celebrations.

As the challenges of this past year have caused us to adjust the way education is
delivered, the work of the board remains the same. At this time, we continue to meet in
a virtual space to conduct the required business of the district. Our regular meetings
are held on the second Monday of each month, and we invite you to attend and listen
from the convenience of your homes. There is always an opportunity for Public
Comment on the agenda, and information about how to join is posted every month on
the TC website. Please feel free to join us!

This month we will welcome our newest board member, Chad Bice, as he takes his seat
to begin his commitment to serving the district. We look forward to his voice and
participation in the collaborative work of the board. In that same breath, I wish to
thank outgoing board member, Jan Dewey, for her years of dedication to the students
of Tri County, first as a teacher and counselor, then finally as a valued member of the
board. Thank you Jan!!!

On a final note, I need to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who continues
to support our wonderful students and district. Our teachers, staff, parents, families,
community members and local businesses have been nothing short of amazing during
these trying times. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all that you do!
Shop Local!!! Dine Local!!! We are TC!!!

Jill Fennessy, President
Board of Education
Tri County Area Schools