BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Tecumseh Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected by voters residing in the Tecumseh Public Schools District. Each serves a four-year term.

TPS Board Members

tony rebottaro

Tony Rebottaro

President
trebottaro@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Budget

  • Policy

  • Safety (Alternative if needed)

Term Expires: 2024

lynne davis

Lynne Davis

Vice President
ldavis@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Budget

  • Facilities and Grounds (Chair)

Term Expires: 2024

mary tommelein

Mary Tommelein

Secretary
mtommelein@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Curriculum

  • Policy (Chair)

Term Expires: 2024

tim simpson

Tim Simpson

Treasurer
tsimpson@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Budget (Chair)

  • Safety

Term Expires: 2024

greg lewis

Greg Lewis

Trustee
glewis@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Curriculum (Chair)

  • Facilities and Grounds

Term Expires: 2024

vacant

Rebecca Brooks

Trustee
rbrooks@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Facilities and Grounds

  • Safety (Chair)

Term Expires: 2024

jacob martinez

Dr. Jacob Martinez

Trustee
jmartinez@tps.k12.mi.us

Committees:

  • Curriculum

  • Policy

Term Expires: 2026

STUDY SESSIONS

Board Study Sessions or Retreats may be scheduled as needed. Public notices of study sessions, retreats, or other special board meetings will be posted in advance.

MEETING AGENDAS/PACKET

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Monday, June 10, 2024
PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 13, 2024

The following link is for MASB Posting Requirements: Click Here

BOARD BYLAWS AND POLICIES

The Board of Education meets twice each month at 6 pm unless otherwise amended by future Board action. Additional special meetings/study sessions may be scheduled as needed.

The board encourages community attendance at its monthly meetings, as stakeholder participation is important as the district strives to maintain excellent educational programs and seeks new opportunities for our students. Your feedback is valuable to us and we encourage you to share your views on subjects related to our schools. Most questions and concerns can be addressed by contacting the classroom teacher or building administrator. Please refer to the District Communications Guide for more contact information.

Please review the citizen participation section on this page for more information about the process for submitting a request to be added to a board meeting agenda or addressing the board during the open comment period.

board schedule

2023-2024 Committee Meeting Schedule

These meetings are open to the public, and are held at Tecumseh High School.

committee meeting schedule

The Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Board Meeting schedule at its July 10, 2023, organizational meeting.

Note: *The July 2023 Board Meeting date is the first meeting of the 2023-24 fiscal year. The July Organizational Board Meeting date was held on Monday, July 10, 2023.

NOTE:

  • Minutes of the Board of Education Meetings can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent – Administrative Services Building, 760 Brown Street, Tecumseh, MI.

  • Board meeting minutes are posted on the district website once they have been approved by the Board of Education.

  • Any person with a disability who needs accommodations, is asked to contact Veronica Moore, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, three (3) days prior to the scheduled Board meeting. Veronica's email is vmoore@tps.k12.mi.us.

BOE Meeting Minutes and Special Minutes

BOARD MEETINGS AND OPEN MEETING ACT COMPLIANCE

The Open Meetings Act ensures transparency and accountability in the operations of our school board, guaranteeing that the community remains informed and engaged in the decision-making process. Under this act, the Board is required to provide timely notice of its regular, special, and emergency meetings, ensuring that the public has ample opportunity to participate and provide input. Additionally, the Act outlines strict guidelines for quorum and meeting types, ensuring that deliberations and decisions are conducted in open sessions, except where permitted by law. Closed sessions, when necessary, are meticulously regulated to protect sensitive information while maintaining public trust.

For more detailed information on the Open Meetings Act and its implications for our school board, please visit the Board Bylaws and Policies.

Accusations of Open Meetings Act Violations

Following comments made at our March 11, 2024 Board Meeting regarding alleged Open Meetings Act (OMA) violations, the Board of Education conducted an investigation in consultation with our legal advisors. Here are our findings:

  1. Allegations of closed session discussions on unauthorized topics: It was clarified that Trustee Brooks and Trustee Simpson engaged in a discussion unrelated to the Safety Committee, thus no OMA violation occurred.

  2. Claims of improper notification of meeting time changes: Upon review, it was confirmed that the rescheduling of the Curriculum Committee meeting was appropriately documented and posted, complying with OMA regulations.

  3. Concerns regarding meeting minutes publication: Our legal advisors provided specific guidelines which we diligently adhere to. Proposed minutes are available for public inspection within eight business days, approved minutes within five business days, and all previous minutes have been posted.

The Board of Education and district is operating within the OMA guidelines, ensuring transparency and compliance with all regulatory standards. For the detailed response, please refer to the document here.