Office: (231) 865-3154
Fax: (231) 865-3393
Fruitport Central Office
3255 E. Pontaluna Rd
Fruitport, MI 49415
Central Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Superintendent, Curriculum Director, and two Administrative Assistants make up Fruitport’s Administration Office. We are also home to the Board of Education.
We take pride in providing daily support and resources to our staff, students and community. Whether we are putting together the next FOCUS, working on the Facilities Master Plan, or fielding phone calls, we are here to assist you!
Please contact the Administration Office if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding school improvement. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to educate your children.
Fruitport Focus Online
The Fruitport Focus is our district informational newsletter. It is sent to all homes in the Fruitport Community School District. It is published three times a year. Copies are also available online or in the Superintendent's Office. To access the online version, please click the PDF icon below.
If you are not receiving a copy in your home and you live in the school district, please contact Maribeth Clarke who will assist you. She can be reached at: (231) 865-4002.
2016-17 School Year
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Section 1249(3) Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy shall post on its public website all of the following information about the evaluation tool or tools it used for its performance evaluation system for teachers.
The following are links to the tools used at Fruitport Community Schools:
MASB Superintendent Evaluation
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.
What is a FOIA Request?
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 - 15.246, provides for public access to certain public records, permits the charging of prescribed fees and deposits, and provides remedies and penalties for non-compliance. A person has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of certain requested public records. Some public records are permitted or required not to be disclosed. Fruitport Community Schools is a public body that must comply with the FOIA. The District has established procedures and guidelines, to implement the FOIA, effective July 1, 2015. For purposes of these procedures and guidelines, the terms outlined within these documents have the same meaning as defined in FOIA. Paper copies of these procedures and guidelines are available upon request by a visitor at the District's Administrative Building, located at 3255 E. Pontaluna Road, Fruitport, MI 49415.
How Long Does it Take to Receive a FOIA Request?
Initial Response – Within 5 Business Days (Business days = consecutive weekdays, other than Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays, regardless of when the particular district is open for public business)
Ways Fruitport Community Schools may respond:
grant the request;
issue a written denial notice;
grant the request in part and deny it in part; or
issue notice that extends the response time for no more than 10 business days. If Fruitport Community Schools claims this extension, it must respond by granting or denying the request within 15 business days of receiving the initial request
Is There a Cost Involved with a FOIA Request?
Fruitport Community Schools may charge labor costs per the list below:
The actual cost of labor of employees searching for, locating, examining, separating exempt and non-exempt material, redacting material.
Hourly wage of lowest-paid employee who is capable of the work, regardless of who actually does the work
Charge in 15-minute increments rounded down
If a non-employee separates exempt and non-exempt material or does the redaction:
Maximum labor cost for those outsourced tasks = 6 times the state minimum wage
No charge allowed if redacted version already exists
Fringe benefit and overtime costs can be added.
Up to 50% to the applicable labor charge to cover the cost of fringe benefits associated with that labor
Overtime can only be included if “over time is specifically stipulated” by the requestor
The cost of postage and paper used in copies may be charged.
If requestor stipulates non-paper and the district has the technological capacity to comply, it must provide non-paper.
If there is a cost associated with producing such a record, the “actual and most reasonably economical cost” of the media may be charged.
If the paper is provided, the “actual total incremental cost” of the copies may be charged.
Limits – no more than 10 cents/sheet, utilizing double-sided printing if economical and available
If materials are mailed, they will be sent in a “reasonably economical and justifiable manner”
No charge for expedited mail or insurance unless stipulated by requestor
Deposits from requesters may be charged.
50/50 Rule – If the cost is estimated to be over $50, Fruitport Community Schools may charge a maximum deposit that is half of the total estimated fee.
Requestors with a history of nonpayment
If Fruitport Community Schools has not been paid the costs of previous FOIA requests, it may require the requestor to make a 100% deposit before it begins fulfilling the request. See MCL 15. 234(11)-(13) for more details.
Sample FOIA Request
Office: (231) 865-3154
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