Board of Education

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.

Board Members

Jennifer Arnold
Trustee, Term Expires 2022
Chad Bice
Trustee, Term Expires: 2026
Brian Campbell
Treasurer, Term Expires: 2022
Jill Fennessy
President, Term Expires: 2026
Janet Powell
Vice President, Term Expires: 2022
MaDonna Princer
Secretary, Term Expires: 2024
Brian Stewart
Trustee, Term Expires 2022

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.

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 Briefs

March Issue by Chad Bice, Board Trustee

Dear Tri County Community,

March is a great time of year. Spring is in the air.  The snow is melting, the days are getting longer and softball practice is starting!  March is also National Reading Month.   

Reading to, or with, a child is a wonderful gift to share.  Last March, I had the privilege of reading to several classrooms of children.  I let them select the books and read aloud to the whole class.  It was great to see their smiling faces as they listened to each story.  Afterward, we talked about the book, asking questions about their favorite character or favorite part of the
story.  I will be doing it again this year.  

Reading is a part of your child’s experience everyday at Tri County Area Schools.  It is the foundation on which all learning is built.  Through reading, the doors are opened to endless learning possibilities.   We are thankful for the teachers and paraprofessionals that work with our students every day to strengthen their reading skills to broaden their horizons. 

During National Reading Month, I encourage you to reach out to a teacher or principal at your child’s school  to see how you can become involved.  We have many opportunities to be a guest reader in a classroom or other ways to help students see the benefits of reading throughout their life.

It’s always a great time to read.

Board Meetings

BOE Regular Meetings

TC Educational Service Center
7:00 PM
Meetings are are held in-person in the board room at the Educational Serivce Center, located at 94 Cherry Street, Sand Lake, MI

BOE Workshop*

TC Educational Service Center
Board Room, 6:30 PM

2022-2023 Meeting Dates


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