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.

Brian Campbell
Treasurer, Term Expires: 2022
Janice Dewey
Secretary, Term Expires: 2020
Jill Fennessy
President, Term Expires: 2020
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
Board Room, 7:00 PM

BOE Workshop

TC Educational Service Center
Board Room, 6:30 PM

2020 Meeting Dates

January 27*
February 10, 24*
March 9, 23*
April 13, 27*
May 11, 18*
June 8, 22*



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.

February Issue by Jennifer Gould, Board Trustee


To Honor Volunteerism

 Like many parents and community members, I wanted to do more to get involved in our community but didn’t know where to start. Until the opportunity to volunteer for Tri County Schools eight years ago.

 My husband and I went to watch our niece perform her Odyssey of the Mind skit when she was in first grade. We both were in OM when we were in school, and going to see a performance was nostalgic. For those unfamiliar with OM it is a creative art and design program that is run by volunteers. From coaches, judges, and even the people that hold open the doors are volunteers for this program. As we watched our niece perform and talked after we decided we should coach an OM team.

The following year we decided to coach a second grade team at MacNaughton Elementary. We are now going on our eighth season coaching the same group of students who are now ninth graders. We have created experiences for this team that they wouldn’t have experienced if we hadn’t volunteered our time. The team has grown and found success as they went to the World competition last year. I have grown individually as well, when I took on the role of becoming a member of the Board of Education.

These are just a couple examples of all the wonderful volunteers we have in our community. Volunteers give their time to provide our students with opportunities that without their help couldn’t happen. These experiences enrich our students to enhance their formal education.  We appreciate the time our volunteers give and understand their impact and want to take this time to THANK YOU.

If you are interested in volunteering, you don’t have to jump into the deep end as we did by coaching a team, but start where you’re comfortable. A few options would be to volunteer as a school booster, or as part of the Adopt-a-Reader program at MacNaughton Elementary, and we are always looking for volunteers for our Mentoring program. I would encourage you to reach out to a school teacher or principal. Volunteering helps our students, improves our community, and us individually.

Jennifer Gould, RN
Tri County Schools Board Trustee