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.

Public Notice for Public School Board Meeting

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

DATE OF MEETING:  June 14, 2021

PLACE OF MEETING:  Middle School East Gym

Meeting ID: 914 1578 4695
Passcode: 01psQH

TIME OF MEETINGS:  6:30 pm Budget Hearing
                                         7:00 pm Regular Meeting


If you need assistance, please contact

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

Current Members

Ben Randle, President (2022) 
Craig VanBeek, Vice-President (2024) 
Loren Joostberns, Secretary (2024)
Jason Thomas, Treasurer (2022)
Deb Brower, Trustee (2026)
Carl Marshall, Trustee (2026)
Morgan Maul, Trustee (2026)


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
Craig VanBeek, Vice-President
Jason Thomas, Treasurer
Loren Joostberns, Secretary
Deb Brower, Trustee
Carl Marshall, Trustee
Morgan Maul, Trustee
HCS Board of Education
4815 136th Ave.
Hamilton, MI  49419

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.  Board meetings are open to the public and opportunities are given for public comment.