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.

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

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

List of 2022-2023 Meeting Dates

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.

August Issue by Jill Fennessy, Board President

Dear Tri County Community,

Welcome back!  We are so excited to ‘set sail’ and begin the 2022-2023 school year.  The staff and leadership team have been creating new educational themes for each building, which you will learn more about as we begin school.  We are truly looking forward to this new Viking journey.

Tri County Area Schools has been busy over the summer!  Students participated in a variety of summer learning opportunities and our food service staff have been providing meals for area kids.  For those who participate in sports, our student athletes have been working on condition and attending camps to prepare them for the upcoming athletic seasons.  Our band is also working hard to bring us another year of marching and music.  TC  staff continue their work to get ready for students by preparing classrooms and buildings, upgrading technology, and tending to the million things needed to begin a new school year.  We are so thankful for the construction that continues on the new elementary school and the high school cafetorium.

This fall, the Board of Education will begin the task to create a new collaborative multi-year District Strategic Plan.  This process allows us to se the Vision and Mission for the district, as well as short-term and long-term goals.  Please stay tuned for updates on how you can get involved!  In July, members of the Board unanimously agreed to continue our program called “Conversations with Community”.  We began this effort in 2019 as an opportunity to be more accessible to members of our community.  If you see the ‘board table’ at a local event or home football game, please feel free to stop by.  We’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have or simply enjoy your company.  We’ll have copies of the new school calendar for you and any other district information that may be helpful.  We’re there for YOU!

I hope each and every one of you are able to find time to enjoy the rest of this beautiful Michigan summer.  We can’t wait to welcome your children back to school!

Jill Fennessy, President
of Education
Tri County Area Schools