Board of Education

Meeting Dates

Below are the dates of our regular board meetings, through January, 2025. 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 6:00 PM.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • Monday, March 18, 2024
  • Monday, April 15 ,2024
  • Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Monday, July 15, 2024
  • Monday, August 19, 2024
  • Monday, September 16, 2024
  • Monday, October 21, 2024
  • Monday, November 18, 2024
  • Monday, December 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2025

Minutes & Agendas

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April 15th, 2024 Regular Board Meeting

In-Person and via YouTube at 6:00 pm

Youtube Link

Manchester Jr/Sr High Auditorium

20500 Dutch Dr. Manchester, MI 48158

April 3rd, 2024 - Special Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
In-person at 5:00 pm
Riverside Intermediate Media Center
710 E. Main St.
Manchester, MI 48158

March 18th, 2024 Regular Board Meeting

In-Person and via YouTube Manchester

Jr/sr High Auditorium

20500 Dutch Dr. Manchester, MI 48158

 

February 20th, 2024 Regular Meeting

Manchester Jr/Sr High School-Media Center
20500 Dutch Dr.
Manchester, MI 48158

Board Members

  • Brandon Woods President

    Brandon recently started Newsmith North America with his wife Amelia. Newsmith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of an extensive and versatile range of industrial washing machines, drying, automated handling, conveying and auxiliary equipment. Brandon attended Albion College in Albion, MI where he played baseball for the Britons.  He is married to Amelia and they have 4 children.  Brandon has three brothers whom all live in the Village and attended Manchester Schools.

    Brandon was elected in November 2020 and began his School Board term in January 2021.

  • Sandra Wiitala Vice President

    Sandra Wiitala began her term in 2023. She is a 35 year resident and she and her husband, both Manchester graduates, have two children attending Manchester Community Schools in the JR/SR High School. She has worked as a Journeyman Electrician for the last 25 years where she serves on a Board of Trustees and helps to manage large Pension and Healthcare funds. She has volunteered often in our Community and Schools over the last many years as a youth Softball, Soccer and Science Olympiad Coach, she works to help with the Community Fair and has helped with many events such as School sports events, Manchester Chicken Broil, Street Fairs, Math and Science nights, Movie nights, parades, etc. She looks forward to working with her fellow Board Members to make sound financial decisions that support our Community’s goals of raising competent and confident future-ready citizens, while strengthening the bond between our Community and our Schools and building our overall educational program so that we can support all of our kids in their educational and life journey.

  • Corey Horky Treasurer

    Corey Horky has resided in Manchester since December of 2003.  He and his wife Abbie have 3 boys, all of whom attended or attend Manchester Schools. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering in 1999 with his BSME. Corey has been active in coaching several youth sports here in Manchester over the years including soccer, football and basketball.  He has also volunteered with the Manchester Chicken Broil.

    Corey sought a position on the school board to take a more active role in serving his community, by applying his experience in managing large business accounts and problem-solving skills to the Board of Education.  Manchester could be facing some of its most challenging times with the district, with many important decisions to be made. Corey is looking to take an active role in helping the District navigate through these challenges. Corey’s focus will be on student retention and improving on/promoting Manchester’s already great academic reputation.

  • Jeff White Secretary

    Jeff White graduated from Vandercook Lake High School in neighboring Jackson County. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following a Post-Doctoral fellowship with Kansas State University Distinguished Faculty member William G Fateley, he joined the professional staff at the Jonathan Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation at Purdue University. In the mid 1990’s Jeff returned to Michigan for a job in Ann Arbor. He married Jill Noble in 1998 and moved to Manchester. Their two children both graduated from Manchester Community Schools. Jeff’s career in research and development of THz inspection equipment allowed him to work with a number of interesting partners in the US and around the world (NASA shuttle program, Air Force F-22 and F-35 aircraft, Tesla, 3M) along with a wide variety of other measurement applications. He retired in mid-2022 and is excited to be able to help the Manchester Schools and community.

  • Rebecca Harvey Trustee

    Rebecca Harvey was elected to the Board in November 2014 and began her term in January 2015. 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 the 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.

  • Ryan Novess Trustee

    Ryan Novess began his term in January of 2021. He was born and raised in Manchester, and is a graduate of Manchester High School. Upon graduation, Ryan joined the Marine Corps where he served in field artillery and then in the infantry when he transitioned to a reserve unit after active duty. Ryan enjoys a career in the medical device field as an account manager serving operating rooms across the state. In his free time, he can be found enjoying the outdoors in many capacities with his family and friends. Ryan volunteers as a youth coach of flag football, soccer and t-ball, as well as helping clear the river each spring for Manchester’s annual canoe race. Ryan currently resides in Manchester with his wife, Lisa, and sons, Barrett and Reid.

  • Michael Tindall Trustee

    Michael is retired from Chrysler Proving grounds, with 31 years of service.  He has 72 credit hours from Washtenaw Community College in Mechanical Engineering Technologies.  Michael also has 9 years of experience as Energy Manager for Manchester Community Schools. Michael, his wife Sally, their daughter Courtney, and son Andrew all started school and graduated from Manchester Community Schools. His granddaughter Meghan and grandson Carder are currently enrolled at Manchester Community Schools. Michael is a Co-Chairman of the Manchester Community Chicken Broil, and has volunteered for over 50 years with the broil and served in many areas of the broil.  He currently serves on the Oak Grove Cemetery Board of Trustees as their Clerk. Michael has shown a commitment to the community that he has lived in for the past 56 years, by volunteering in many ways, including several years on the Athletic Boosters, The Sesquicentennial celebration committee, and is active in his church.  Michael very much appreciates the opportunity to continue to serve his community as a member of the Board of Education. Michael began his Board service in 2019.