Bloomfield Hills
Board of Education

Booth Center
7273 Wing Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, 48301

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Board of Education Goals

Adopted: April 27, 2023

Bloomfield Hills Schools 2023 Board of Education Goals 

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

The Board of Education will commit to a complete overhaul of the District’s current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives to ensure the program is fostering a welcoming, safe, inclusive and equitable school community by June of 2023. 

Student Achievement

To ensure improved outcomes for all students the Board of Education will prioritize and focus our efforts and energy to understanding the District’s current suite of assessments (internal and State required); timing, purpose, student growth percentiles and proficiency by December of 2023. This will guide and assist the Board in drafting the Superintendent's 2024 goals. 


The Board of Education will thoroughly review the District’s ten year (2024 - 2033) funding needs for facilities and technology by May of 2023 and support the passage of the sinking fund millage at an appropriate rate to meet these needs no later than November of 2023. Student and staff safety combined with fiscal prudence will be the guiding principles for achieving this goal. 


Through the utilization of purposeful committee structures, open and transparent processes, and deliberate opportunities for community involvement, the Board of Education will ensure high levels of staff, parent and stakeholder involvement prior to policy-level decision making by December 2023.


By November 2022, the Board will complete the MASB board self-evaluation to measure the progress made, if any, since the Nov 2021 evaluation (MGS 2) 

  1. By March 2022, the Board will complete the Strategic Plan vision statement (MGS 1) 
  2. By December 2022, the Board will form intergroup (board + admin) committees from the Committee of the Whole’s members, designed to reduce any redundancies, foster more collaborative relationships, and economize the length of CoW meetings (MGS 1, 2, 4) 
  3. In collaboration with the Superintendent and DEI directors, by November 2022 the Board will develop a Board-directed JEDI plan that aligns with BOE Strategic Goals and student resolution, determining any gaps and identifying next steps for closure (All MGS, esp. 2) 
  4. By March 2022, the Board will evaluate the current superintendent evaluation tool and other instruments for consideration, to determine which evaluation tool includes the best student growth/achievement metrics (All MGS, esp. 4) 
  5. By June 2022, the Board will update the annual Board Calendar and the Board Operating Procedures (BOP), outlining the timeline for cyclical BOE tasks, including but not limited to: Board governance responsibilities, setting Board goals, setting District/Superintendent goals, completing the Superintendent evaluation, and completing the Board self-evaluation (MGS 2 & 4) 
  6. By June 2022, the Board will have an established schedule for community coffee hours (MGS 3) 
  7. In alignment with 2022 BHS District Goal #8, by June 2022 the Board will craft a list of capital needs and wants that will help inform and prioritize capital projects for 2023 onward (All MGS)

MASB Governance Standards (MGS) 

  1. The Board of Education, in cooperation with the superintendent and stakeholders, establishes and commits to a vision for the school district that emphasizes high expectations for achievement of all students and quality instruction.
  2. The Board of Education governs in a manner that is dignified and worthy of trust.
  3. The Board of Education is accountable to the school district community.
  4. The Board of Education holds the superintendent accountable for creating the outcomes identified in the school district plan.



Board of Education Members

Michelle Southward, Ed.D.

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Siva Kumar

Vice President
Term Expires: December 31, 2024

John VanGemert

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Paul Kolin

Term Expires: December 31, 2026

Tareq Falah

Term Expires: December 31, 2026

Meagan Hill

Term Expires: December 31, 2026

Carolyn Noble

Term Expires: December 31, 2026