Board of Education

The Board of Education is popularly elected to rotating six year terms in November of even numbered years.  The Board's responsibilities include establishing policy, representing community values, setting district goals, and approving the allocation of resources. 

The Board establishes subcommittees to deal with various tasks such as negotiations with employee groups and planning for facility expansions and upgrades.

Current Members

Ben Randle, President (2022) 
Jason Thomas, Vice-President (2022) 
Amy Berarducci, Secretary (2020)
Corla Wedeven, Treasurer (2020)
Mike Jurries, Trustee (2020)
Loren Joostberns, Trustee (2024)
Craig VanBeek, Trustee (2024)

CONTACT THE BOARD

The public is invited to attend all meetings and workshops of the Board. All board meetings provide time for elected trustees and the administration to hear your concerns and opinions on any school-related topic, whether or not it is on the agenda. Members of the public are encouraged to contact the Board Office (269-751-5148) seven (7) days preceding any regularly scheduled board meeting to request an item be placed on the agenda.

Although public comments are encouraged by the Board, it is the policy of the Board of Education to defer answers or comments to a later time. Prior to placing an item on the agenda, the following steps should have been met when the issue pertains to a building or department level concern:

STEP 1 - Contact Staff Member
STEP 2 - Contact Principal
STEP 3 - Contact Superintendent
STEP 4 - Contact Board of Education

Ben Randle, President
Jason Thomas, Vice-President
Amy Berarducci, Secretary
Corla Wedeven, Treasurer​
Mike Jurries, Trustee
Loren Joostberns, Trustee
Craig VanBeek, Trustee
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HCS Board of Education
4815 136th Ave.
Hamilton, MI  49419
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269-751-5148

Board Meetings

The Board of Education holds regular meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Middle School Library, with an exception in May.  The May meeting is held the third Monday in order to comply with laws regarding ISD elections.  Board meetings are open to the public and opportunities are given for public input. 

Board Bits Blog...

The Board had a regular meeting on June 10, 2019 at the Middle School Library.  The meeting began at 7:05 p.m. The Board approved the following items:

  • The Bills/Budget Report
  • Probationary Teacher Recommendation
  • Food Service Truck Purchase
  • Personnel-New Hires
  • Policy Update
  • Curriculum Update
  • Non-Union Proposal
  • Technology Purchase
  • Social Emotional Learning Coach Add

There were two public comment opportunities.   No action was taken.