Board of Education
Per the new Gatherings and Face Mask Order, issued on March 31, 2021, Board of Education Meetings will be held in person beginning with our March 9, 2021 meetings.
Under that order, which goes into effect on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, non-residential indoor gatherings for the purpose of a school board meeting will be allowed with no restrictions on capacity. This allows for in-person board meetings with social distancing and masks. This means that school boards may now conduct “hybrid meetings” where some or all of the school board members are meeting together in person, but the meeting is also conducted virtually under the requirements of the Open Meetings Act to permit members of the public to virtually attend. Hybrid meetings may be utilized until March 31, 2021. After March 31, a school board may only conduct a virtual meeting in whole or in part to accommodate absent board members due to military duty, a medical condition, or a statewide or local state of emergency. As of March 22, 2021, both the City of Farmington and the City of Farmington Hills have declared local states of emergency through June 30, 2021 to allow for the continuation of virtual meetings.
For the safety of all those involved, these in person meetings will be limited to School Board members and personnel that are necessary to conduct the business of the Board. Members of the public will be able to attend virtually via Webex.
The Board of Education serves as a trustee for the Farmington Public School District. Board members express and represent the views of the community in matters affecting education. They set policy, approve educational goals and curriculum changes, and act on recommendations of the Superintendent of schools. The Board has fiscal responsibility for approving the annual budget and maintaining a balanced budget at the end of the year.