Board of Education

Fruitport Board of Education:

The Role of the School Board

A school board is able to fulfill its mission when the members of the board and the superintendent understand their roles and work together in an environment of trust, mutual respect, understanding and shared purpose.

Both board members and the superintendent, in order to develop and maintain a working relationship that will enable the board to get its job done and the school district to move forward, must spend significant amounts of time and energy in developing the board/superintendent relationship.

In general, it's the school board's job to make policy, while the superintendent is charged with administering the policy. With effective board/superintendent teams, each side clearly understands its roles and responsibilities.

Board of Education:

Dave Hazekamp, President
Term Expires: 12/31/26
First Elected, June 2001
Kris Cole, Vice President
Term Expires: 12/31/24
First Elected, November 2012
Elroy Buckner, Treasurer
Term Expires: 12/31/24
First Elected, June 1988 
Steve Kelly, Secretary
Term Expires: 12/31/26
First Elected, November 2014
JB Meeuwenberg, Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/26
Appointed, October 2021
Susan Franklin, Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/24
Appointed, January 2016
Tim Burgess, Trustee
Term Expires 12/31/24
First Elected, November 2016