There will be a Board of Education meeting on Monday, January 28th starting at 5:30 with the Organizational Meeting followed by the regular meeting at 6:00p.m. The meetings are held in the Media Center at Riverside Intermediate School.
Chris Fegan began her term in 2007. She and her husband, Todd, have lived in Manchester since 1996. They have two daughters, Taylor (a 2014 MCS graduate) and Rachel, a junior at MCS. Fegan works as a radiation therapist at the St. John/Providence health system in Novi, an affiliate of U-M. Fegan serves as the board liaison to the Manchester Community Resource Center, and the Southwest Council of Governments. She has been involved in the PTO, the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and the DDA. She elected to another four year term in 2011. Fegan can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Mike Austin was elected to the board in November of 2014. Mike is self-employed as a builder and has lived in Manchester with his family for 5 years. Prior to becoming a licensed builder he attended the University Of Michigan School Of Music and made a living as a classically trained trumpet player for 10 years.
Mike Austin comes from a family of educators and is the proud father of two daughters at Klager Elementary. In addition to serving on the board for the Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization, on the Village Parks Commission and on the Manchester Street Festival committee he is a member of the District School Improvement team for Manchester Community Schools. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Harvey was elected to the Board in November 2014. Born and raised in New York, she relocated to attend the University of Michigan. She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelors of Sociology. She then attended Michigan State University College of Law, graduating in 2004 with a Juris Doctor degree.
Harvey has been a self-employed attorney of Harvey Law, PLLC based in Manchester since 2006 specializing in the fields of Family Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Divorce, Parenting Time, Custody and Juvenile Law. She is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, State of Michigan Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is also a licensed notary public.
Harvey has been an active member of the Manchester Community Fair since 2005 and currently serves as an associate member, previously holding the position of Director.
Harvey has lived in Manchester since 2004. Her husband is a lifetime resident of Manchester and a second generation graduate of Manchester schools. They married in 2005 and they now have 3 children.
Tom Mann was born and raised in Manchester, graduating from Manchester High School in 1989. He and his wife, Sue, and two children, Megan and Ryan have lived in Manchester since 2005. Mann obtained his bachelor’s degree from Albion College and also holds an MBA. Mann currently works for Michigan Medicine as an administrative director in Home Care Services. Mann has been involved in many community non-profit groups and youth activities over the past several years. Mann began his board term in 2017. Tom can be reached at email@example.com.
Kim Blumenstein was selected by the board to fulfill the vacated seat in October of 2017. Kim was raised in a Navy family and has lived in almost every area of the country. Even with all of her different school experiences, she did get to graduate high school and college in Michigan. Kim graduated from Wayne State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Humanities and Music. Eventually, Kim moved to Colorado while working for Kinko’s Corporation where she met her husband, Evan. Career and Family moved them to Northern California, where Kim worked in San Francisco as the manager of a multi-million dollar retail organization. Following the birth of their two daughters, Kim and Evan returned to Michigan, to get back to the roots and Midwest culture, where they are raising their 2 girls. They moved to Manchester in 2015. After traveling around most of her life, Kim realized that the Home she had always been looking for was Manchester. Kim can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Koch has resided in the village of Manchester since September of 2006, and he and his wife Jackie have two children in the district, one in middle school and one in high school. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University in 1997,Jeremy began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Alpena High School in 1998, and he continued teaching and coaching in Oxford High School while pursuing his specialist degree and certification in the field of school psychology at University of Detroit Mercy. Jeremy has worked as a school psychologist for Jackson Intermediate School District since January of 2006, and he has served as a track and cross country coach in Grass Lake since 2007, where he currently coaches middle school students. Jeremy’s areas of professional interest include working with students on the autism spectrum and working with teachers and administrators to implement and monitor multi-tiered student support systems to improve student achievement. Jeremy sought a position on the school board in order to take a more active role in serving his community by applying his professional training and experience to help navigate the many difficult situations with which school districts are faced.
Husband: Chris 50 – Married 30 years in 2017.
Children: Ashlee Jo 22 – 2012 Manchester Grad Jenna – 18 2016 Manchester Grad
Moved to Manchester March 1997
Graduated Saline High school 1987
Graduated Washtenaw Community College – Associates Degree Hotel Restaurant Management
Employed at University of Michigan 20 years – Administrative Specialist, Facilities Operations Department
School experience: 10 year Music Booster – 6 as Vice President, 8 year School Improvement committee member (still a current member of this committee), 8 year Drama parent, 7 year High School parent advisory committee.
SRSLY Manchester coalition member
Below are the dates of our regular board meetings, through December 2017. Special board meetings, information/work-study sessions, and emergency meetings may also be held as provided by Board Policy 1300 and law. These meetings will be posted at least 18 hours in advance. All board meetings will begin at 6PM.
- January 28th, 2018
- February 26th, 2018
- March 19th, 2018
- April 16th, 2018
- May 21st, 2018
- June 18th, 2018
- July 16th, 2018
- August 20th, 2018
- September 17th, 2018
- October 15th, 2018
- November 19th, 2018
- December 17th, 2018
|Date of Meeting||Type of Meeting||Agenda||Unofficial Minutes||Official Minutes|
|December 17th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|August 20th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|July 16th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|June 18th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|May 21st, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|May 14th, 2018||Special Meeting|
|May 7th, 2018||Special Meeting|
|April 24th, 2018||Special Meeting|
|April 16th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|April 10th, 2018||Special Meeting|
|April 9th, 2018||Special Meeting|
|March 19th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|March 7th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|February 26th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|January 29th, 2018||Special Meeting|
|January 22nd, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|January 16th, 2018||Regular Meeting|
|December 18th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|December 4th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|November 20th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|November 13th, 2017||Special Meeting|
|November 6th, 2017||Special Meeting|
|October 30th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|October 16th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|October 2nd, 2017||Special Meeting|
|September 18th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|August 21st, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|July 17th, 2017||Regular Meeting|
|May 8th, 2017||Special Meeting|