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

September 6, 2016
​October 11, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 6, 2016
January 10, 2017
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 11, 2017
​August 1, 2017

Regular Meeting Dates

September 13, 2016
October 18, 2016
November 8, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 14, 2017
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
July 18, 2017
​August 8, 2017

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)