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Columbia School District

Board of Education

Current Board Members

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The Board of Education annually establishes district-wide goals for school improvement. In addition to the district's goals, school improvement teams at each building develop and implement goals specific to the needs of their students. Renewed efforts to coordinate the curriculum and programs are underway. By determining the desired "Columbia graduate profile" or the essential skills needed to graduate, we are working to develop our instructional opportunities to aid students in achieving those necessary skills.

Board Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Also a second meeting in October and February is reserved for board study. Meetings will be held in the Columbia Community Room at 7:00 p.m.

Some of the meetings may be held in other buildings in the district. Notice will be published when this takes place. The Administration Offices are located at 11775 Hewitt Road, Brooklyn, MI 49230. The phone number is (517) 592-6641.

Schedule of Meetings

January 9, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 (Held at Columbia Elementary School)
April 10, 2017 (Held at Columbia Upper Elementary School)
May 8, 2017 (Held at Columbia Community Education-CCE)
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 14, 2017
September 11, 2017
October 9, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017

Approved Board Meeting Minutes
Please click here to select board approved minutes. The school board makes adjustments, corrections and changes to minutes at the regular board meeting before approving them for public record. The approval is made at the following regular board meeting for example, the January minutes are approved at the regular February meeting. The approved minutes posted will always be one month behind.

Current Board Members

We have a diverse membership on our school board who have lived within our community for many years, several have graduated from our district and all of them care deeply about the education provided to our students.

Robert Wahr, President  |  Garry Applegate, Vice President
Mark Fish, Treasurer  |  Jodi Collins, Secretary
Bev Fish, Trustee  |  Michael Moore, Trustee  |  Dave Slusher, Trustee

Name Term

Robert Wahr, President
215 Delameter St., Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-6106

End of Term: 12/31/2020
Length of Service:

Garry Applegate, Vice President
10420 Gates Road, Clarklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 529-9697

End of Term: 12/31/2018
Length of Service: 2013
(Served 1980-1988)

Mark Fish, Treasurer
6272 Elwyn Court, Clarklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 206-6551

End of Term: 12/31/2020
Length of Service: 2009

Jodi Collins, Secretary
3499 Ocean Beach Road, Clarklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 740-0563

End of Term: 12/31/2022
Length of Service:

Bev Fish, Trustee
9400 Hyde Rd, Clarklake, MI 49234
Phone: (517) 529-9053

End of Term: 12/31/2022
Length of Service:

Michael Moore, Trustee
119 Southern Shores, Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 937-9185

End of Term: 12/31/2018
Length of Service: 2015

Dave Slusher, Trustee
325 Nottingham, Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 879-8356

End of Term: 12/31/2020
Length of Service: Dec. 2013

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