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Bloomfield Hills
Board of Education

Booth Center
7273 Wing Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, 48301
248.341.5406

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Board of Education

The seven elected trustees of the Bloomfield Hills School Board of Education are dedicated to the success of our students and are guided by the district's Vision and Mission Statement and our Portrait of a Learner. Each year the board works in conjunction with the superintendent to create Annual Goals. School board trustees are elected in even year November elections by the residents of our school district.

Board members work collaboratively to accomplish the Annual Goals, to hire and evaluate the superintendent, to monitor and create the policies that govern our students and district, and to oversee the financial operations of the district. In fact, the board trustees are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the district.

The school board considers transparent operations and effective communication with all stakeholders of the district to be of the utmost importance. Trustees attend myriad district and community events and are members of many diverse community organizations. There is a time for public comment at all board meetings and board members may be reached via email at board@bloomfield.org. 

The school board members conduct their business in several ways, working closely with the superintendent and the cabinet. Guided by four officers (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) elected each January, the board meets as a whole and also in smaller committees. All meetings (please link to the meeting schedules posted) are open to the public and provide a time for public comment. Agendas for all meetings are posted online at 4 p.m. the day before a scheduled meeting. Generally, board meetings are held on periodic Thursday evenings at the Booth Center, with the regular portion of the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.

It is during these regular meetings that official business will be brought to vote. Oftentimes, the board will meet as a whole in a study session prior to the regular meeting. 

If you are interested in running for a school board position, please contact the Oakland County Election Division. There are papers that need to be filed by the appropriate 'Last Date of Filing,' approximately 90 days before an election.

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Data Dashboard 

Our data dashboard highlights measurable components in multiple areas in order to ensure a high quality school system. The data presented provides a holistic view of our school district.

Contact

Email: board@bloomfield.org


Board of Education Members

John VanGemert

President
JVanGemert@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2025

Siva Kumar

Vice President
SKumar@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2025

Jennifer Matlow

Secretary
JMatlow@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2022

Michelle Southward

Treasurer
MSouthward@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2025

Howard Baron

Trustee
HBaron@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2022

Lisa Efros

Trustee
LEfros@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2022

Paul Kolin

Trustee
PKolin@bloomfield.org
Term Expires: 2022