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
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.

November Issue by Lana Ford, Board Trustee


Dear Viking Families and Friends,

The pandemic has affected everyone in the education to varying degrees, from our students and teachers to administrators, support staff, counselors, custodians, food service personnel, bus drivers and of course our TC families and community members.  Tri County schools’ priority has been to focus on creating protective and supportive methods to help alleviate the effects of the pandemic whether students are learning in a face-to-face environment or are learning virtually.  Not only is the academic success a priority, but Tri County has emphasized and responded to each student’s social-emotional needs.  Establishing and nurturing relationships, ensuring student connectiveness and a sense of belonging, is crucial during this time.

We realize this is just the beginning of a long trial that will forever mark the school year of 2020-21. We will prevail and do all within our grasp to make the best of this time and maximize our learning opportunities while maintaining safety at school. We appreciate all that has been done thus far by our staff to minimize these risks and our success to this point is due to their efforts. We will do our best to mitigate the spread following health department guidance. Thank you for all of your support as we navigate through this unknown territory and for working with our staff as they do their best to maintain some sense of normalcy.

As we begin the holiday season, the Tri County Board of Education is grateful for our families’ support and graciousness.  We view our families as partners working together with our community members, to always focus on the success and well-being of our students.  Tri County is a great place to learn, work and live, and that is all due to our collaborative efforts.

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.  We have much to be grateful for and by working together for the good of our students, we can overcome any challenges that arise.

We are TC Strong!

Lana Ford
BOE Trustee