Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Meetings will be held in the Columbia Community Room at 7:00 p.m. Some of the meetings may be held in other buildings in the district. Notice will be published when this takes place.

Some of the meetings may be held in other buildings in the district. Notice will be published when this takes place. The Administration Offices are located at 11775 Hewitt Road, Brooklyn, MI 49230. The phone number is (517) 592-6641.

Schedule of Meetings

December 22, 2022 - Board Workshop, 12:00 p.m.

January 9, 2023 - Organizational Meeting & Regular Meeting 

January 23, 2023 - Special Board Meeting/ MASB Assessment Board Workshop, 5:30 p.m.

February 13, 2023

March 13, 2023, @ Columbia Elementary School, Media Center

March 20, 2023 - Board Workshop, 5:30 p.m.

April 10, 2023, @ Columbia Upper Elementary School, Media Center

May 8, 2023, @ Columbia Options High School, Cafeteria

June 12, 2023 - Budget Hearing Meeting & Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 10, 2023

August 14, 2023

September 11, 2023

October 9, 2023

November 13, 2023

December 11, 2023


Please click here to select board approved minutes. The school board makes adjustments, corrections and changes to minutes at the regular board meeting before approving them for public record. The approval is made at the following regular board meeting for example, the January minutes are approved at the regular February meeting. The approved minutes posted will always be one month behind.


MISSION STATEMENT: Columbia School District will provide high quality education and a variety of opportunities to empower students to achieve success.


We have a diverse membership on our school board who have lived within our community for many years, several have graduated from our district and all of them care deeply about the education provided to our students.

Board of Education members Fall 2022



Robert Wahr, President
215 Delameter St.,
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-6106


End of Term: 12/31/2026
Length of Service:

Brian Knapp, Vice President
6515 Imperial Ct. Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 795-8652


End of Term: 12/31/2024
Length of Service: Feb. 2019

Jennifer Steele, Treasurer 5893 Pleasant View, Carklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 392-1452

End of Term: 12/31/2024
Length of Service:

Kyle Bamm, Trustee
10825 Hayes Rd., Clarklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 499-4492

End of Term: 12/31/2026
Length of Service:  2021

Roger Downey, Trustee 6549 Oseola Dr.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 262-2335

End of Term: 12/31/2028
Length of Service: December 2022

Lindsey SchielSecretary
734 Spicer Dr.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 745-9036

End of Term: 12/31/2026
Length of Service: Feb. 2020

Crystal Buter, Trustee 303 Tecumseh Street Brooklyn, MI 49230 Phone: Email:

End of Term: 12/31/2028 Length of Service: 2023

Public Participation at Board Meetings

The Board of Education recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on District matters. To permit fair and orderly public expression, the Board follows the guidelines outlined in Policy 0167.3. Before speaking at a board meeting, a Public Participation form will need to be completed. Forms are available at the meeting or can be printed here: Public Participation Form and brought to the meeting.