BOARD MEETINGS

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

January 8, 2024 - Organizational Meeting & Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

January 16, 2024 - Board Workshop, 5:00 p.m. - Canceled

February 6, 2024 - Board Facilities & Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

February 7, 2024 - Board Workshop, 5:00 p.m.

February 12, 2024 - Regular Meeting at CES, 7:00 p.m.

February 20, 2024 - Policy Committee Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

February 27, 2024 - Special Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

March 7, 2024 - Board Workshop, 5:00 p.m.

March 11, 2024 - Regular Meeting at CUES, 7:00 p.m.

March 12, 2024 - Board HR Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

April 2, 2024 - Board Facility Assessment Workshop, 5:00 p.m.

April 8, 2024 - Regular Meeting at Options, 7:00 p.m.

May 13, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

June 3, 2024 - Facilities & Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

June 10, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

July 8, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

August 12, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

September 9, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

October 14, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

November 11, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

December 9, 2024 - Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

APPROVED BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Board of Education Members

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.

Name

Term

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

Email: bobwahr215@comcast.net

End of Term: 12/31/2026
Length of Service:
1997

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

Email: knappbw@gmail.com

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

Jennifer Steele, Trustee 5893 Pleasant View, Carklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 392-1452
Email:
jennifer.mdkrecycling@gmail.com

End of Term: 12/31/2024
Length of Service:
2021

Kyle Bamm, Treasurer
10825 Hayes Rd., Clarklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 499-4492
Email:
KyleBamm@gmail.com

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

Roger Downey, Trustee 6549 Oseola Dr.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 262-2335
Email:
3000.supe@gmail.com

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

Lindsey SchielSecretary
734 Spicer Dr.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 745-9036
Email:
lindseylee619@yahoo.com

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

Crystal Buter, Trustee 303 Tecumseh Street Brooklyn, MI 49230 Phone: Email: crystalbuter@yahoo.com

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.