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 six-year term.

TPS Board Members
Tim Simpson President tsimpson@tps.k12.mi.us
Rebecca Brooks Vice-President rbrooks@tps.k12.mi.us
John Benzing Treasurer jbenzing@tps.k12.mi.us
Kevin Johnson Secretary kjohnson@tps.k12.mi.us
Milton Abbott Trustee mabbott@tps.k12.mi.us
Michael McNamara Trustee mmcnamara@tps.k12.mi.us
Suzanne Moore Trustee smoore@tps.k12.mi.us

If you need to reach a board member with an urgent matter, please call 517-423-2167 ext. 1200 and your message will be forwarded to the correct individual. We thank you for your patience.


The Board of Education meets twice each month at 7 p.m. 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 learners. 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 facilitator 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.


2018-19 Meeting Schedule

The Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 meeting schedule at its January 7, 2019 special meeting.

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 - Tecumseh High School Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 - Tecumseh South Early Learning Center
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 - Administrative Offices, Board Annex Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 - Administrative Offices, Board Annex
Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 - Tecumseh West STEAM Center

Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 - Tecumseh North Early Learning Center
Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 - Administrative Offices, Board Annex

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 - Tecumseh Compass Learning Center
Monday, May 13, 2019 - Administrative Offices, Board Annex

Monday, May 20, 2019 - Tecumseh East STEAM Center
Monday, Jun. 10, 2019 - Administrative Offices, Board Annex

Monday, Jun. 24, 2019 - Administrative Offices, Board Annex

July 2019 - Meeting TBD*
*The July 2019 board meeting is the first meeting of the 2019-20 fiscal year. Board meetings for 2019-20 will be determined at the final meeting of the 2018-19 year. (June 24, 2019)


NOTE:

  • Minutes of the Board of Education Meetings can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent – Administrative Services Building, 212 N. Ottawa 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 Anna Kanitz, Exec. Asst. to Superintendent, three (3) days prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICES

  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Tecumseh Public Schools - Board Office Annex, 212 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh at 9 a.m. The purpose of the meeting: To hire independent investigation firm.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Tecumseh Public Schools - Board Office Annex, 212 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting: Negotiating the Superintendents Contracts.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Tecumseh Public Schools - Board Office Annex, 212 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting: Student Discipline Hearing.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Tecumseh Public Schools - Board Office Annex, 212 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh at 6:45 p.m. The purpose of the meeting: Review and vote on School Safety Grant, Approve minutes from Jan. 10, 2019, Superintendent Position.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Tecumseh Public Schools -- Board Office Annex, 212 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh at 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting: Review and Vote on Agreement.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 held at Tecumseh High School Media Center (760 Brown St., Tecumseh) at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is a board level hearing on TEA Grievances #1, #2, and #3.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 held at Tecumseh High School Media Center (760 Brown St., Tecumseh) at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is an Organizational Meeting.
  • Please take notice that the Tecumseh Board of Education will participate in a City Council - School Board Joint Study Session at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at Tecumseh City Hall.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education held on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 in the Counseling Office of Tecumseh High School (760 Brown St., Tecumseh) at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is a Board Study Session to perform a District Audit Review.
  • Please take notice that there will be a Special Board Meeting of the Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education held on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at the Administration Building (212 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh) at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is a Board Retreat.

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/Packets

Board Meeting: April 15th, 2019