Monthly Archives: August 2016

Allendale Board of Education Names Michael Maycroft to Fill Vacant Trustee Seat

Maycroft will complete a vacated term expiring December 31, and is among six candidates seeking two school board positions on November ballot

Mike Maycroft

Michael Maycroft

The Allendale Board of Education has selected Michael Maycroft to serve as a trustee for the remainder of Jim Crawley’s term, ending December 31, 2016.  Mr. Crawley resigned because he is moving out of the school district. The board selected Mr. Maycroft following interviews with five of the seven persons who submitted a letter of interest for the vacated seat. He will be sworn in as trustee on Friday, August 26 and begin immediately serving as trustee.

“Mr. Maycroft is a respected Grand Rapids Police Captain who brings leadership and public service experience to our board,” said Christopher Breen, President. “In addition, he has served our schools in a professional capacity and as a parent volunteer. We look forward to working with him during the coming months.”

Michael Maycroft is Commander of the North Service Area for the Grand Rapids Police Department where he has served for 19 years. He is a Bomb Squad Technician, Honor Guard Commander and Grand Rapids Police Command Officers’ Association president.  He has also served as president of the Gerald R. Ford Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #97.

“I am humbled to be selected from such a quality group of candidates,” Mr. Maycroft said. “I look forward to serving the district in its continuing mission to educate, inspire, and support the students and staff of the Allendale Public Schools.”

Mr. Maycroft and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters who attend Allendale Public Schools.  He has been a resident of the district for 12 years. Mr. Maycroft also volunteers as a member of the District Crisis Team.

Mr. Maycroft is also among six candidates who are seeking one of two seats on the Allendale Board of Education in the November general election. Mr. Maycroft’s seat will be up for election and trustee Jennifer Coffey is not returning to the board.

Michael Maycroft, Jeanine Gasper, Julie Hartz, Roger Modderman, Nelson Morren, and Josh Thurkettle will all appear on the November ballot as candidates for the Allendale Board of Education. The winning candidates will each serve a six-year term on the school board.

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Notice of Vacancy – Allendale Public Schools Board of Education

The Allendale Public School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the board of education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position through December 31, 2016. To be eligible, a person must be a registered voter in the school district; at least 18 years of age; a citizen of the United States; a resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and a resident of the school district.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and their qualifications to the Board Secretary no later than 4 p.m. August 18, 2016 to the District Office attn: Sheryl Pineiro, Board Secretary, 10505 Learning Lane, Allendale, MI 49401. There also is an online form for interested applicants under a spotlight on the front page of the District Website at http://www.allendale.k12.mi.us.

Following a review of the submitted applications, the school board will schedule interviews for the evening of Wednesday, August 24, 2016. For more information, call the District Office at (616) 892-5570.

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ALLENDALE BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS

 

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP — At the August 8, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Trustee Jim Crawley announced his resignation effective immediately. Crawley has accepted a position at Alma College, and will be relocating for his new position.

Crawley’s term was expiring in December of this year, and he had already announced he would not be seeking re-election. Crawley was elected to the Allendale Board of Education 11 years ago. As Crawley quoted, “Serving on this Board, as well as Shepherd Public Schools previously, provided both educational and enriching experiences…Board members serve because they want to make a difference.  I would like to think that I have done so.”

Crawley was an active member of the Music Boosters for many years and worked tirelessly to bring a wide variety of events to the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center.  He also served on the District’s Strategic Planning Committee and the Allendale Parent & Booster Organizations’ Board.  “Jim has been a valuable member of our Board of Education for many years.  He always provided excellent insights and opinions on school matters with a continuous focus on what are best for our students”, said Superintendent Dan Jonker.

The Allendale Public School Board of Education is seeking applications to fill the vacated position. An individual appointed to fill the vacancy will serve through Dec. 31, 2016, and will be replaced Jan. 1, 2017, based upon the Nov. 8 school board election this year.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and their qualifications to the Board Secretary no later than 4 p.m. August 18, 2016 to the District Office at: Sheryl Pineiro, Board Secretary, 10505 Learning Lane, Allendale, MI 49401. There also is an online form for interested applicants under a spotlight on the front page of the District Website at http://www.allendale.k12.mi.us.

Following a review of the submitted applications, the school board will schedule interviews for the evening of Wednesday, August 24, 2016. For more information, call the District Office at (616) 892-5570.

 

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