Board of Education

The Grand Rapids Board of Education turned 150 years old on April 11, 2021 and is comprised of nine dedicated and passionate individuals who are publicly elected to four-year terms. The Board works closely with the Superintendent on policy, budget, legislative, academic, and operational matters to meet the mission of Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Meet the Board Board Policies & Rules

 

Board Meeting Overview


All meetings are public. As needed, the Board may hold a closed session in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. The public is not able to attend this portion of the meeting. When applicable, all formal actions resulting from these meetings must be done in public session.

All meetings are held at the Rev. Lyman S. Parks Administration Building located at 1331 Martin Luther King Jr. Street SE. Staff is present to direct the public to the meeting room. 

Meetings must be posted minimally 18 hours prior to the scheduled start date/time. 

Meeting Notices and Agendas on BoardDocs 

Some meetings are videotaped to view at your convenience. These include Regular Board Meetings, Academic Achievement Committee Meetings, Finance Committee Meetings, and Legislative Committee. Meetings. These can be viewed on our YouTube channel or on Cable Channel 27.

Videos of Past Meetings on YouTube

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • 26 Sep
    • Board of Education Finance Committee
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
      Location: GRPS Administration Building Auditorium, 1331 Franklin Street SE
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 3 Oct
    • Board of Education Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Oct 3
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: GRPS Administration Building Auditorium, 1331 Franklin Street SE
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 5 Oct
    • Board of Education Academic Achievement Committee
      Date: Oct 5
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: GRPS Administration Building Auditorium, 1331 Franklin Street SE
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 6 Oct
  • 10 Oct
    • Board of Education Special Board Meeting/Work Session
      Date: Oct 10
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Franklin Campus Administration Building Room 101; 1331 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
      Calendar: Board of Education
  • 17 Oct
    • Board of Education Legislative Committee
      Date: Oct 17
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: GRPS Administration Building Auditorium, 1331 Franklin Street SE
      Calendar: Board of Education
    • Board of Education Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Oct 17
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: GRPS Administration Building Auditorium, 1331 Franklin Street SE
      Calendar: Board of Education

Board of Education Meetings

When: Held on the first or third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM unless posted otherwise

Chair: President Raynard Ross 

Special Board Meetings and Work Sessions 

When: Held on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM unless posted otherwise

Chair: President Raynard Ross 

Academic Achievement Committee Meetings

When: Held on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM unless posted otherwise

Chair: Ms. Kymberlie Davis

Members: Dr. Tony Baker, Rev. John Matias,  and Mrs. Kimberley Williams

Administrator: Dr. Ron Gorman

City Board Liaison Committee Meetings

When: Scheduled in collaboration with the City

Chair: President Raynard Ross  and Mayor Rosalynn Bliss Members: Dr. Tony Baker, Rev. John Matias,and Ms. Jen Schottke; Commissioners Mr. Nathaniel Moody and Mr. Kurt Reppart 

Administrator: Dr. Leadriane Roby

Finance Committee Meetings

When: Held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 PM unless posted otherwise

Chair: Ms. Jen Schottke

Members: Ms. Kymberlie Davis, , Dr. José Flores, and Rev. John MatiasJ

Administrator: Ms. Rhonda Kribs (effective July 1, 2022)

Legislative Committee Meetings

When: Held on the third Monday of the month at 5:00 PM unless posted otherwise

Chair: Ms. Kristian Grant 

Members: Ms. Katherine Downes Lewis, Rev. John Matias, Mrs. Kimberley Williams

Administrator: To Be Announced effective July 1 

Policy Committee Meetings

When: Held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 PM unless posted otherwise

Chair: Ms. Katherine Downes Lewis, Dr. José Flores, Ms. Kristian Grant, and Mrs. Kimberley Williams 

Administrator: Ms. Anya Lusk

Contact Us

Julie Anderson
Executive Assistant to Superintendent