Vicksburg Community Schools

Board of Education

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Policies & Guidelines

Public Notices

The Board of Education, which consists of seven members, is the elected policy-making body for the Vicksburg Community Schools District. Their primary responsibility, among others, is to provide the Vicksburg Community with a system of free, public education for students in grades K-12.

Operating under the the authority of Michigan Law the Board is responsible for:

Through its role of long-range policy development and other critical functions, the Board not only provides for the basic education of students in a safe environment, they work with administration and staff to offer the most effective education programs and district support services to achieve excellence in education. This provides an opportunity to develop each student's potential, to develop the unique capabilities of all students, and to instill knowledge and skills necessary for each student to be productive and adaptive in our changing world.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings

The Board of Education holds regular meetings 12 times each year, generally on the second Monday of the month (April meeting, 3rd Monday). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are normally held in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

Upon request to the Superintendent, the District shall make reasonable accommodations for a disabled person to be able to participate in meetings scheduled to be held at the Vicksburg Administration Building.

Meeting agendas and minutes are posted online at click here for direct access.

The schedule is as follows:

  • July 13, 2015: Administration Building
  • August 10, 2015: Administration Building
  • September 14, 2015: Administration Building
  • October 12, 2015: Tobey Elementary
  • November 9, 2015: Sunset Lake Elementary
  • December 14, 2015: Administration Building
  • January 11, 2016: High School - PAC
  • February 8, 2016: Middle School - Library
  • March 14, 2016: Indian Lake - Library
  • April 18, 2016: High School - PAC
  • May 9, 2016: Administration Building
  • June 13, 2016: Administration Building

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

Vicksburg Board of Education: Left to Right Front Row: Carol Lohman, Virgil 'Skip' Knowles; Left to Right Back Row: Tina Forsyth, Rudy Callen, Dr. David Schriemer, Wil Emmert, Deborah Harsha.

Leadership, service and education

The Board of Education is an advocate for all students, parents and educators within the Vicksburg Community Schools system. The Board is committed to creating policies and finding the tools and resources to improve student achievement and ensure that all students receive a high quality education that prepares them for the demands of the workplace, post secondary education and citizenship.

(To view a board member's biography, click their name)

Virgil (Skip) Knowles
President | Term expires: 2018
5985 East W Ave. - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 649-1312

Carol Lohman
Vice-President | Term expires: 2018
13624 South 32nd St. - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 649-2041

Deborah Harsha
Term expires: 2020
11817 Portage Rd. - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 327-1886

Rudy Callen
Term expires: 2016
1963 East Y Avenue - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 649-2360

Wilber Emmert
Term expires: 2020
15317 Portage Rd. - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 649-3852

Christina Forsyth
Term expires: 2016
11937 South 26th St. - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 649-2437

David Schriemer
Term expires: 2020
14105 Waterview - Vicksburg, MI 49097 - (269) 649-4836

Policies & Guidelines

Policies & Guidelines

The Board uses a specialized service designed to provide school districts with a central repository for Policies and Administrative Guidelines. The information, stored in electronic format, can be easily downloaded or printed from any computer. To Access Board Policies & Guidelines, CLICK HERE.

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Public Notices

Public Notices

State and Federal Laws require school districts publish some form of public notice on certain matters. We have combined all required notices into a single document. To download/print these Public Notices, CLICK HERE.