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Board of Education

The Board of Education serves as a governing body that oversees major decisions for the District, including policies and budget. The Board also serves as a conduit for the community to voice opinions to the District and visa versa.

Board Members

j madaras
John Madaras
d leckie
Dodi Leckie
c balmer
Cherie Balmer
r newman
Rhonda Newman
m ammon
Michelle Ammon
j miller
Jennifer Miller
a sorensen
Annette Sorensen

Board Goals 2016-2017

Student Achievement

The Parchment School District will ensure that all students will read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade and maintain grade level status in years following.


  1. Upward achievement trends on state and local assessments
  2. School report card status increasing annually
  3. Where measurable, students will gain at least one year of growth for one year of instruction
  4. As measured by DIBELS, MStep, District Assessments, Unit Tests

All students in the Parchment School District will increase their proficiency level in mathematics by the end of the 2016-17 school year.


  1. Student proficiency levels will be measured via one or more of the following:
    • Common classroom assessments
    • State/national assessments (M-Step, SAT, Discovery, Aimsweb)
  2. Increasing trends in successful course completion rates (grades 9-12)

The Parchment School District will develop a comprehensive plan that will include
curriculum alignment, instructional best practices, professional development and
resource needs assessment. This plan will be in alignment with the new Michigan
Science Standards which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards "
STEM/STEAM embedded. *


  1. Professional development attendance
  2. Next Generation Science Standards lesson/units developed
  3. As teachers are trained in the Next Generation Science Standards, they will begin implementations of the strategies learned into the classroom

* Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were approved in November of 2015 by the State of Michigan. Implementation, per the state, will be school year 2018-19 at the earliest. Hence, this goal represents a first step in integrating the new NGSS.

Fiscal Responsibility

The Parchment School District will allocate resources to support district goals and school improvement plans to maximize student learning while remaining fiscally responsible to the community.


  1. Clean / unmodified audit
  2. Funding is allocated for staff Professional Development to achieve stated goals
  3. A positive learning environment is supported through the maintenance and enhancement of facilities, equipment and buses
  4. Funding is allocated to support curriculum, instruction, and assessments

Board Policies

View the Parchment School Board policies here.

2017 - 2018 Board Meeting Dates

The regular meetings of the Parchment Board of Education are held on the fourth Monday of each month except December 18, 2017, May 21, 2018, and June 18, 2018 (3rd Monday). Meetings are convened in the library of the Parchment High School, 1916 East G Avenue, Parchment, Michigan 49004, at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

  • July 24, 2017
  • August 28, 2017
  • September 25, 2017
  • October 23, 2017 (High School)
  • November 27, 2017 (Northwood Elementary)
  • December 18, 2017 (Barclay Hills Education Center) * (6:00 p.m.) *
  • January 22, 2018 (North Elementary)
  • February 26, 2018 (Central Elementary)
  • March 26, 2018 (Middle School)
  • April 23, 2018
  • May 21, 2018 *
  • June 18, 2018 *

*Indicates this is not the 4th Monday.

Please visit the district calendar to check for any meeting changes or cancellations to school board meetings.

Operating Procedures for Parchment's Board of Education

In effective school systems, The Board of Education and the Superintendent cooperate and work in partnership. The Board of Education is entrusted by its electors and required by the State of
Michigan to act as the corporate policy making body for the school district, The Superintendent and staff provide, through Board of Education action, the leadership to cause Board policies to be
implemented. Therefore, The Parchment School District Board of Education and Superintendent
cooperate and work in partnership to enact and implement Board of Education policy.
The Parchment School District Board of Education adopts these guidelines as Standard Operating
Procedures to effectively communicate with staff and members of the district.

Operating Procedures for the Board of Education, adopted April 2017 (PDF)

Board Minutes

Please note: Board minutes will not be posted until they are approved at the following month's meeting. Agendas for each meeting will be available at each scheduled board meeting.