Board of Education

Duties of the Board of Education

The Board of Education is an elected body that is responsible for creating, adopting, monitoring, evaluating, and revising policies that govern the school district and provide direction for the Superintendent. In addition to policy making, the Board of Education shall fulfill its role by:

  • Identifying shared values and creating a shared vision of the purpose of public education in the Britton Deerfield Schools
  • Empowering the Superintendent to develop and implement strategies to realize the shared vision.
  • Ensuring all school district policies, procedures, and programs are continually assessed against the shared vision.
  • Hiring the Superintendent.
  • Annually appraising the Superintendent's performance, utilizing the MASB Evaluation Tool.
  • Annually appraising the collective performance of the Board.
  • Committing to self-development regarding educational issues.

Board members have agreed to forgo pay for Board meetings they attend. However, Board members may be reimbursed for expenses incurred for approved Board related activities.

Let's Talk to the board

The Britton Deerfield School’s Board of Education welcomes you to attend its meetings. All meetings are open to the public so citizens may have the benefit of hearing Board deliberations. All formal action by the Board of Education takes place during public meetings. Executive (closed) sessions may be held to discuss personnel matters, the purchase or sale of property for competitive bidding, disputes involving court action or other attorney-client privilege information, negotiations with employees, and certain school matters that cannot be discussed without violation of an individual’s rights.

We encourage you to express your views on subjects related to our schools. Comments are welcome during the times designated on each regular Board agenda. A copy of the meeting agenda is available on an information counter near the entrance to the meeting room before the start of each meeting.  If you wish to address the Board of Education, a form is available to fill out requesting participation in up to 3 minutes of public comment.  This form should be completed and given to the Board Secretary or the Business Manager before the meeting is called to order.

Individuals addressing the Board shall abide by the rules of common courtesy. The meeting cannot be used to make personal attacks against a Board member or district employee.

The Britton Deerfield Board of Education meets on the third Monday of each month (except July) and all regular meeting dates are published on our website. Any changes or special meetings are also posted online and on our main entrance doors.  Confirmation of meeting dates and times are available in the business office, located at: 201 College Ave., Britton, MI, 49229, or by calling 517-451-4581.

We appreciate your interest in the Britton Deerfield Schools and hope you will plan to attend meetings of the Board of Education. We believe the participation of community members is essential to maintaining excellent educational programming, keeping open lines of communication, and providing transparency for the community.  Thank you for supporting our Patriot Nation!

If You Have Specific Concerns:

Often individual concerns can be handled if you begin at the source and follow proper chain of command before approaching members of the Board of Education. If your concern relates to procedures in the classroom, begin with the teacher.  Next, you should address the continued concern with the Principal. Problems related to other services, such as transportation and food services, can best be dealt with by department heads.

The Superintendent can provide additional help and operates under an “Open Door Policy.”

Finally, if these procedures do not resolve your concern or question, the Board of Education may be contacted. For additional information on this procedure, please contact the Superintendent's office at 517-451-4581, Ext. 101

Current Members

Meetings

The Britton Deerfield Board of Education will meet the third Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings will be held in the Media Center at the Britton Building or the Deerfield Building every other month.

Meeting Dates

AUGUST 16, 2021 (Deerfield)

  • Fall Sports Begin
  • Back to School Info.
  • Approve Lunch Prices
  • Results of staff surveys.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 (Britton)

  • Back to School Info
  • Approve Certified Hires/Resignations.

OCTOBER 18, 2021 (Deerfield)

  • Annual audit
  • Superintendent Evaluation Dates.

NOVEMBER 15, 2021 (Britton)

  • LCASB Dinner 
  • Winter sports begin
  • Annual Superintendent Evaluation.

DECEMBER 20, 2021 (Deerfield)

  • Results of Superintendent Evaluation.

JANUARY 17, 2022  (BRITTON)

  • Board Reconfiguration (Officers and Committees)
  • Designation of Bank Depositories
  • Permission to Post Special Meetings and Elections
  • Approval of Annual Retainer Clients
  • Authorization to Sign Checks, Contracts, Agreements, and Pos
  • Authorization for Electronic Transfers
  • Establish Board Meeting Dates
  • Establish Board Member pay

FEBRUARY 21, 2022  (DEERFIELD)

  • Budget and Lunch adjustments
  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian/Top 10 Seniors Announced
  • LISD budget proposed to locals
  • Establish/ Review District Goals
  • Begin Superintendent Evaluation Cycle

MARCH 21, 2022  (BRITTON)

  • Spring Sports Equipment needs
  • Reading Month Activities
  • Finalization of Superintendent Evaluation

APRIL 18, 2022   (DEERFIELD)

  • State Mandated Testing
  • Spring Sports Begin
  • LISD Budget Presented

MAY 16, 2022  (BRITTON)

  • End of the Year Events (Prom, Graduation, etc.)
  • LISD Budget Vote

JUNE 20, 2022  (DEERFIELD)

  • Senior Awards and Scholarships
  • Staff and Parent Surveys Released
  • Update on District Growth

JUNE 27, 2022  (BRITTON)

  • Budget and Finance
  • Lunch Fund
  • Issuance of State Aid Notes
  • Tax Rates
  • Formal Check-In for Superintendent Goals

AUGUST 15, 2022  (DEERFIELD)

  • Fall Sports Begin
  • Back to School Information
  • Approve Lunch Prices
  • Results of Parent and Staff surveys

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022  (BRITTON)

  • Back to School Information
  • Approve Certified Hires/Resignations

OCTOBER 17, 2022  (DEERFIELD)

  • Annual audit
  • Establish Superintendent Evaluation Dates

NOVEMBER 21, 2022  (BRITTON)

  • LCASB Dinner
  • Winter Sports Begin
  • Annual Superintendent Evaluation and District Growth
  • Board Self-Evaluation Begins

DECEMBER 19, 2022  (DEERFIELD)

  • Results of Superintendent Evaluation

JANUARY 16, 2023  (BRITTON)

  • Board Reconfiguration (Officers and Committees)
  • Designation of Bank Depositories
  • Permission to Post Special Meetings and Elections
  • Approval of Annual Retainer Clients
  • Authorization to Sign Checks, Contracts, Agreements, and Pos
  • Authorization for Electronic Transfers
  • Establish Board Meeting Dates
  • Establish Board Member pay

 

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