Buchanan Community Schools

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Month: February 2017

2-20-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN   FEBRUARY 20, 2017                         REGULAR MEETING                        OTTAWA ELEMENTARY   CALL TO ORDER   Vice President, Sandy Tolbler opened the meeting at 6:00 pm   ROLL CALL PRESENT: K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth (15 minutes tardy), C. Lee &  S. Tobler   ABSENT: H. Burnett     OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan & Tricia Lowery   ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch the agenda for the regular meeting of February 20, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, C. Lee &  S. Tobler […]

Candidate Profile

Buchanan Community Schools – Superintendent Profile 2/16/2017 A strong visionary leader committed to the strategic planning process who will set bold goals and be an innovative agent of change. Someone who is approachable and is a model of fair, honest and ethical behavior who will cultivate those qualities throughout the district. An instructional leader who has a strong understanding of cutting edge PK-12 curriculum, instruction and assessment, who will be an advocate for a wide range of traditional and non-traditional programs and delivery systems that support the educational mission of Buchanan Community Schools. A commitment to excellence and the success of all students and staff through utilization of best practices […]

February 2017

Dear Community Members, Buchanan continues to find success as we move through the school year. In January we held our very first Buchanan Promise night for potential 2017 graduates of Buchanan High School. We had several parents and students in the audience, and by the time the evening was over, more than a third of the senior class had completed their applications. We want to encourage every senior student who resides in the Buchanan Community School District to apply for this scholarship even if you don’t know your plans for after graduation. This money will be available for you for up to six years. Apply now! You may need this […]

Buchanan Board asks for feedback

PRESS RELEASE February 6, 2017 Contact: Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com Buchanan Board asks for feedback as they begin Superintendent search The Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education is asking for help from their students, staff and community. An on-line survey has been posted on the Buchanan Community Schools website so that students, staff and community members can provide their input to the Board regarding the skills, characteristics and talents the next Superintendent should possess. The survey will be open and active until 4:00 pm on Friday, February 10th. There is also a community forum on Wednesday, February 8th for anyone who would like to […]

Buchanan Board begins search to replace superintendent

February 1, 2017  Contact:  Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com Buchanan Board begins search to replace superintendent The Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education has officially begun their search for a new superintendent. A special board meeting was held Tuesday night to plan the search with consultant Gary Rider. Rider is the Regional President of the Michigan Leadership Institute and was selected by the Board to lead the search effort. During the meeting, Rider explained the process to be followed and helped the Board develop a tentative timeline for the search to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Andrea van der Laan. Rider and the board also discussed […]

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