Board of Education
Public Notification Updates
Special Meeting of the Board of Education- Friday, November 17, 2023 7 p.m.
The Wayne-Westland Community Schools’ Board of Education of 36745 Marquette, Westland, Michigan; phone number 734-419-2000, announces the following:
Special Meeting of the Board of Education
Friday, November 17, 2023
Board of Education Meeting Room
Westland, MI 48185
Official minutes of school board meetings are stored and available for inspection and are kept on file at the Administration Building – 36745 Marquette, Westland, Michigan, 48185 – 734-419-2010.
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting or hearing, please contact Kim Markey, Administrative Assistant at 734-419-2010 at least one week (if the public notice is for a special meeting, the seven-day request period may need to be shortened) prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.
This notification is issued to assure Wayne-Westland Community Schools compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Act 267 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1976.
Regular Board Meetings
The Board meets regularly on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Meetings may also be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays. For information on exact meeting dates, call the Board Office at (734) 419-2000 or click on the meeting dates link on the right-hand menu.
Board Meetings are Open to the Public
Citizens are encouraged to attend. The Board has complete control over local school matters within the framework set by the State Legislature and State Board of Education. The Board acts as a legislative body, determining general policies for the care, management and control of the District's public schools. The Superintendent and her administrative staff are responsible for the execution of these policies. Executive (private) sessions may be held to discuss personnel matters, the purchase or sale of property for competitive bidding, disputes involving court action, negotiations with employees, and certain school security matters. However, all formal action by the Board of Education takes place at the public meetings.
Comments and views on subjects related to Wayne-Westland Community Schools are entertained under the Citizens' Questions and Comments portion of every public meeting. If you wish to address the Board, policy limits each person to three minutes of speaking time.
Board of Education Mission Statement
The Wayne-Westland Community Schools, in cooperation with parents and the community, will educate and prepare all of our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, contributing members of a global society.
|Employee Group||Recognition Date|
|Custodians / Warehouse||Oct 2, 2023|
|Administrators||Oct 16, 2023|
|Maintenance / Communications / Technology||Jan 19, 2024|
|Transportation Employees||Feb 16, 2024|
|Paraprofessional / Teacher Aides / Teacher Assistants||Apr 3, 2024|
|Volunteers||Apr 19, 2024|
|Secretaries/IMC Clerks||Apr 24, 2024|
|Teachers (all members of Teachers Bargaining Unit and Substitutes)||May 7, 2024|
|Food Service||May 3, 2024|
|Nurses||May 6, 2024|
These dates have been selected in conjunction with respective national recognition days.
Finance / Facilities
Kimberly R. May
Mark F. Neal
Policy / Procedures / Strategic Planning
Frederick L Weaver, Th.D.
Regular School Board Elections
The State of Michigan passed School Board election law reform in November 2011, which requires that School Board elections be held during the general elections in November of even-numbered years. This is in line with presidential and governor elections. You may run for the school board trustee position if you are:
- 18 years of age or older
- A registered voter
- A citizen of the USA
- A resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days
- A resident of the Wayne-Westland Community Schools School District on or before the 30th day prior to the date of the election
The term of office for a Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board member is six years.
Terms of Current School Board Members:
- Bradley Gray
Appointed: 11-20-2023 | Expires: 12-31-2024
- Mark Neal
Elected: 11-06-2018 | Expires: 12-31-2024
- Frederick Weaver
Elected: 11-06-2018 | Expires: 12-31-2024
- Melandie Hines
Elected: 11-03-2020 | Expires: 12-31-2026
- Kimberly May
Elected: 11-30-2020 | Expires: 12-31-2026
- LeWanna Abney-Mitchell
Elected: 11-8-2022 | Expires: 12-31-2028
- David Cox
Elected: 11-18-2016 | Expires: 12-31-2028
The Wayne County Clerk’s office has designated the City of Wayne or City of Westland as the location for filing a petition or candidate fee for the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board election. A $100.00 non-refundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition. Filing packets include the nomination petition and can be picked up at the City Clerk's Office.