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

Craig VanBeek, President (2024) 

Craig VanBeek
Jason Thomas, Vice-President (2022) 

Jason Thomas
Loren Joostberns, Secretary (2024)

Loren Joostberns
Morgan Maul, Treasurer (2026)

Morgan Maul
Candice Dykstra, Trustee (2022)

Candice Dykstra
Deb Brower, Trustee (2026)

Deb Brower
Carl Marshall, Trustee (2026)

Carl Marshall

Public Notice for Public School Board Meeting

PLEASE NOTE:  The June meeting was the last meeting that will be live streamed.  As of August 1 all meeting attendance will be in person.  We do not have the capacity to meet the closed caption/ADA requirements associated with live streaming.  Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

Please take notice that there will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Hamilton Community Schools, Hamilton, Michigan;

DATE OF MEETING:  August 8, 2022

PLACE OF MEETING:  Hamilton Middle School Media Center


Topic: August 8, 2022 Board Meeting
Time: Aug 8, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 838 8296 0045
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Public Participation at Board Meetings


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If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, please contact Lori Lohman, Assistant to the Superintendent at for voice and TDD calls prior to the meeting.

Lori Lohman,

Board Secretary

Board of Education 2022

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

Craig VanBeek, President
Jason Thomas, Vice-President
Loren Joostberns, Secretary
Morgan Maul, Treasurer
Deb Brower, Trustee
Carl Marshall, Trustee
Candice Dykstra, Trustee

Hamilton Community Schools Board of Education
4815 136th Ave.
Hamilton, MI  49419

Phone: 269-751-5148

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