Our School Board

The citizens elected to serve as trustees of the Benton Harbor Area Schools are responsible for the formulation and adoption of educational policies. These policies are consistent with the laws governing public education set by the state constitution. Rules and guidelines for action by the board are also sent by the Michigan Board of Education, whose members are elected by voters of the state of Michigan.

Local policies are set only after careful consideration is given to the goals of education for the Benton Harbor Area Schools. Board policies serve as a guidepost and basis for action by the Superintendent of Schools and her staff.
The National School Board Association believes that:

  1. 1. School Boards should function on a non-partisan, broadly representative, team-spirited manner.
  2. 2. School Boards should adopt clearly defined written policies based on a thorough understanding of the educational process.
  3. 3. School Boards should conduct school district business in open session, except as otherwise provided by law.
  4. 4. School Boards should endeavor to inform the public concerning the schools.
  5. 5. School Boards should enlist citizen groups to assist and counsel them.

Board Policies

The Board of Benton Harbor Area Schools has adopted NEOLA policies. They can be found at:

Work Session Dates

January 9, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 10, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018
July 10, 2018
August 7, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018

Regular Meeting Dates

January 16, 2018
February 13, 2018
March 13, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 8, 2018
June 12, 2018
July 17, 2018
August 14, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 11, 2018

Videos of Board Meetings

Benton Harbor Area Schools Board meetings are live streamed on YouTube and then available on our YouTube channel for viewing after all meetings.
Please feel free to click the link below to preview prior meetings or to watch a current meeting live. 

BHAS YouTube channel (Click to stream live or view prior meetings)