This year, nine seats on the MASB Board of Directors are up for election. The MASB Board of Directors is comprised of 24 members: 16 directors elected from the eight regions (two elected from each); and one director each from Groups V, VI and VII, and three at-large directors. Region and Group directors are elected by active member school boards and each year several seats are up for election.
Article VIII, Section 7 of the MASB Bylaws provides that your board's nomination of candidates for the MASB Board of Directors must be received by MASB by Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. If your board wishes to nominate a member, please be certain that the person agrees to be a candidate and, as approved by the 2018 Delegate Assembly, have served as a qualified trustee of an active or academy member board of education for at least one year and have completed the Fundamentals of School Board Service course (CBA 101) at the time of their nomination to office. The time commitment for individuals serving on the MASB Board minimally includes:
Article VIII, Section 6 of the MASB Bylaws permits only one director to be elected or appointed from any one local or intermediate school district board. This year the following seats on the MASB Board are up for election (one seat each; three-year terms unless otherwise noted):
Open seats mean that the current director will not be running for re-election.
Voting will take place via online ballots, which will be distributed via email for contested races only by Jan. 26, 2024.
Each district will receive ONE ballot, which will be emailed to the superintendent secretary on record with MASB. This person will be responsible for completing the ballot and confirming the vote.
Ballot deadline is 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.
Questions? Contact Board Liaison Cheryl Huffman.
Section 2. Active Members. The board of education of any public school district in Michigan may become an active member of the Association. Active members of the Association shall be divided into eight regions. The regions shall be designated according to intermediate school district boundaries. The regions shall be as follows:
Region 1. Copper Country ISD, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, Dickinson-Iron ISD, Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD, Marquette-Alger RESA and Menominee County ISD.
Region 2. Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD, Charlevoix- Emmet ISD, Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD, COOR ISD, Iosco RESA, Manistee ISD, Traverse Bay Area ISD and Wexford-Missaukee ISD.
Region 3. Ionia County ISD, Kent ISD, Mason-Lake ISD, Mecosta-Osceola ISD, Montcalm Area ISD, Muskegon Area ISD, Newaygo County ISD, Oceana ISD and Ottawa Area ISD.
Region 4. Bay-Arenac ISD, Clare-Gladwin RESD, Clinton County RESA, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Midland County ESA, Saginaw ISD and Shiawassee RESD.
Region 5. Genesee ISD, Huron ISD, Lapeer County ISD, Sanilac ISD, St. Clair County ISD and Tuscola ISD.
Region 6. Allegan County ISD, Barry ISD, Berrien County ISD, Branch ISD, Calhoun ISD, Kalamazoo RESA, Lewis Cass ISD, St. Joseph County ISD and Van Buren ISD.
Region 7. Eaton ISD, Hillsdale County ISD, Ingham ISD, Jackson County ISD, Lenawee ISD, Livingston ESA, Monroe County ISD and Washtenaw ISD.
Region 8. Macomb ISD, Oakland Schools and Wayne RESA.
Active members shall also be divided into the following seven groups based on pupil membership.
Group I All intermediate districts;
Group II School districts with a pupil membership of 0 - 1,400;
Group III School districts with a pupil membership of 1,401 - 2,500;
Group IV School districts with a pupil membership of 2,501 - 5,000;
Group V School districts with a pupil membership of 5,001 - 11,000;
Group VI School districts with a pupil membership of 11,001 - 40,000; and
Group VII School districts with a pupil membership over 40,000.