Board of Education

The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a system of free, public education for children in grades K through 12. It is the function of the Board to establish policies, and make decisions, on the basis of declared educational philosophy and goals.

The Board of Education does not discriminate in regards to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program, activities, or employment.

Only Regular Meeting Agendas and Briefs will be posted online. Special Meetings, as well as Board/Administrator Workshop Agendas and Minutes are available for public view by visiting the Administration Building, in accordance with Board Policy 0168.

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GLPS Board of Education seeks Candidates for Vacancy

February 13, 2024

The Godfrey-Lee Public Schools (GLPS) Board of Education is seeking candidates for a Board position following the resignation of Treasurer Lynn Velthouse. Lynn Velthouse resigned her position effective February 12, due to moving out of the district. The Board took action to officially accept the resignation at their meeting on Monday, February 12, 2024.

The process and timeline for filling a vacated Board of Education seat is governed by Michigan Election Law and Board Policy. The Election Law defines how a seat is determined vacated, the timeline for filling the seat, and the qualifications for a replacement Board member. The Board has 30 days, from the effective date of resignation, to fill the seat. The qualifications for a replacement Board member are as follows: 

  1. Must be a registered voter in the school district.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be a resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and a resident of the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools district.  

Applications for the position are available on the district’s website at Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 8.

The Board of Education will review the applications, at a posted committee meeting, on March 11, 2024, and will conduct public interviews at the Regular Board meeting on the same date. At the meeting the Board will vote on a recommendation to appoint an individual to fill the vacant seat through December 31, 2024.

Applicants will be interviewed during the open session. 

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact the administration building at 616-241-4722 ext. 5320, or email the Board President Eric Mockerman, 

Apply for the Vacancy Here!

GLPS Board Website

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Board Meetings are held in person at:

Lee Middle & High School - Media Center 
1335 Lee St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

* Use the gym entrance on Havana to enter!

board members

  • Eric Mockerman - President

  • Jackie Hernandez - Vice President

  • Tammy Schafer - Secretary 

  • Josephine Coleman - Trustee

  • Joel Van Dyke - Trustee

  • Cheryl Slaughter - Trustee

  • Allyssa Zamarripa - Trustee

Godfrey-Lee Public SChools - Administration building

1324 Burton St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509