Board of Education

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Avondale Board of Education

The Avondale Board of Education aims to ensure a quality education for every student within the Avondale School District. The Board of Education consists of members working hard to establish goals, strategies, and achievement-driven actions through meetings and strategic planning.

The public is encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings, as our community's input on education matters is incredibly valuable to our district. During each meeting, time is set aside for community members to address the Board with questions, opinions, and ideas to improve the educational opportunities and experiences of our students.

AVONDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR OPEN BOARD SEAT.

The Avondale School District Board of Education is seeking applications for a vacant Trustee position and will interview viable applicants with the intention of appointing the new Trustee during the February 6, 2024 Board of Education meeting.

An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position through December 31, 2024 and will have the opportunity to be elected to or will be replaced by the individual elected to the position (based upon the November 5, 2024 election results) on January 1, 2025.  

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the application at this LINK by January 23, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to access the application online, you may obtain a printed copy by reaching out to Ms. Julie Kelly at (248) 537-6002 or through email at julie.kelly@avondaleschools.org. Applicant interviews with the Avondale Board of Education are tentatively scheduled for January 30, 2024.

For information about the role and responsibilities of a school board member as described by the Michigan Association of School Boards, please review the information at this LINK.


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.

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.

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 & data-driven
Practice ethical behavior
Follow district processes and protocols
Look at issues as a whole (being open-minded)

Communication...

Question & 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

Terry Lang

Terry Lang

President
Term Expires: 12/31/26

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Rita Davis

Rita Davis

Vice President
Term Expires: 12/31/24

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Kelly Brault

Kelly Brault

Secretary
Term Expires: 12/31/24

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Lucille Washington

Lucille Washington

Treasurer
Term Expires: 12/31/24

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Eveonne Roberts

Eveonne Roberts

Trustee

Term Expires: once the Nov 2024 election results are certified

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Crystal Sanford-Brown

Crystal Sanford-Brown

Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/26

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Chip Tischer

Chip Tischer

Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/26

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Board of Education Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend Avondale Board of Education meetings. The Board recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on education matters. During the meeting, there is designated time for the public to address the Board.

Avondale Board of Education meetings are typically held the first and third Monday of the month at 7pm at the Avondale Administration Offices (2940 Waukegan Street, Auburn Hills, MI  48326) or in one of our school buildings. Please see the meeting schedule for the location of specific meetings.

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