Avondale School District
Mission Statement
The Avondale School District, will cultivate innovation, foster strong relationships, and engage ALL students in real-world experiences to inspire and empower tomorrow's leaders and responsible citizens.

Vision Statement
The Avondale School District, in partnership with the community, prepares ALL students to be lifelong learners and to achieve success in a globalized society.


Avondale Board of Education
Purpose Statement
The Avondale Board of Education will, 
through leadership, 
provide the resources to the 
Avondale Learning Community 
ensuring a quality education resulting in 
high student achievement.
August 2011


Avondale Board of Education
Values and Norms
Partnerships ...
Work as a team
Disagree with ideas and not with people
Are non-judgmental
Work with a positive attitude
Treat others and all situations with respect
Have fun!

Commitment ...
Participate (ex: in discussion at the table)
Be prepared and on time
Be fully engaged at meetings (ex: no sidebars)
Make decisions that are research-based and data driven
Practice ethical behavior
Follow district processes and protocols
Look at issues as a whole (being open-minded)

Communication ...
Question and inquire respectfully of other members
Listen with open minds
Ensure what one knows, we all know
Refrain from "grandstanding"
Exercise candor at all times
Avondale Board of Education Members Election November 6, 2018
4 seats term ending 12/31/2022
1 seat term ending 12/31/2020 (partial term)


2018 FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS

WHERE TO FILE
Avondale School District Board Members file and, if applicable, withdraw their candidacy with the Oakland County Elections Division.

The Oakland County Elections Division office is located in the Oakland County Court House, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Department 417, Pontiac, MI.

WHAT TO FILE
Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing
  • All candidates must submit an Affidavit of Identity when filing for office. Under Public Act 394 of 1984, a candidate who fails to file an Affidavit of Identity as required cannot be placed on the ballot. PA 217 of 1999 requires any candidate filing an Affidavit of Identity to state on the form that at the date the affidavit was executed, "all statements, reports, late filing fees, and fines required of the candidate or any candidate committee organized to support the candidate's election under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act have been filed or paid". Therefore, a candidate may not have any outstanding notices of Failure to File or late fees with any filing official in the State.
Nominating Petitions or Filing Fee
  • School districts with 10,000 or more in population according to the 2010 Federal census require a minimum of 40 signatures; maximum of 100 signatures form qualified and registered electors of the school district OR a $100.00 nonrefundable filing fee. 
  • Candidates must use School District Nominating Petitions if filing nominating petition signatures in lieu of the $100.00 nonrefundable filing fee.

WHEN TO FILE
Candidates must file no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

CANDIDATES WHO WISH TO WITHDRAW
Candidates must withdraw, in writing, with their filing official by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018.

FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
A candidate who wishes to seek election to the office of Local School District Board Member with write-in votes must file a Declaration of Intent with the appropriate filing official no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 26, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be a citizen of the United States and a qualified and registered elector of the school district the candidate seeks to represent by the filing deadline.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT
A candidate who seeks a school board position in a school district with a pupil enrollment count of 2,401 or more is subject to the filing requirements of the Act.

A candidate who seeks a school board position in a school district with a pupil enrollment count of 2,400 or less is not subject to the filing requirements of the Act as long as he or she dos not spend or receive more than $1000.00 for the election.

Information is available in our office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Oakland County Elections
1200 North Telegraph Road, Department 417
Pontiac, MI  48341-0417
Phone: (248) 858-0564
Email: elections@oakgov.com

Guidelines for Campaigning at Avondale School District 
Facilities and Events can be found here.
As the state of public school funding continues to present challenges for school districts around the State of Michigan, it's important for parents and community members to be informed and advocate for our children.

Click on the image below and learn how you can have a voice in the decisions made by our local and state leaders that impact our children.
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Terry Lang

Terry Lang
President

terry.lang@avondale.k12.mi.us
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Sid Lockhart

Sid Lockhart
Vice President
sid.lockhart@avondale.k12.mi.us
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Wayne Kakuda

Wayne Kakuda
Secretary
wayne.kakuda@avondale.k12.mi.us
Term Expires: 12/31/20
Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson
Treasurer
sean.johnson@avondale.k12.mi.us
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Maria Bartolone-Varner

Maria Bartolone-Varner
Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/18


Donearl Johnson
Trustee
CHIP TISCHER

Chip Tischer
Trustee








Term Expires: November 6, 2018