Board of Education Vacancy

South Lake Schools is seeking applications for a current vacant position on the Board of Education. An individual will be appointed by the Board of Education to fill the vacant position by Saturday, December 10, 2022.  The Board’s appointee will serve until the individual elected during the November 2024 election takes the oath of office.  At that point, the elected individual will serve the remainder of the unexpired term that runs through December 31, 2026.  

To be eligible, a person must be a registered voter in South Lake Schools.  All applicants must be 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 South Lake Schools.

What Do Board Members do?

A school board, working with its community, has many leadership responsibilities and an unlimited amount of decisions to make on a wide range of issues. 


Some of the Leadership Responsibilities include:

  • To envision the district’s education future and set goals and define strategies to guide the district toward that vision.
  • To hire a superintendent who will effectively implement the board’s policies and manage the district to accomplish its goals.
  • To monitor and assess the district’s performance; keep the public informed and engaged.
  • To advocate for students and public schools within the community, state, and national levels.
  • To attend a Board of Education meeting at least once a month or more if the situation arises.

Interested persons must submit a letter expressing why they are interested in serving on the board and what their qualifications are. The letter of interest is required; a resume is preferred.

The letter must be received in the District Administration Office (23101 Stadium Drive) no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022. The letter should also include contact information including phone number and email address.

Following a review of the submitted materials, the Board of Education will schedule interviews with selected candidates (submission of a letter of interest does not guarantee an interview).  Questions concerning the role of the Board of Education and the responsibilities of a board member should be directed to Ms. Angela Hughes, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, at 586-435-1602.


Monday, November 28, 2022

Letter of interest due by 4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Candidate Interviews – Beginning at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Candidate Interviews – 6:00 PM (if necessary)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Regular Board of Education Meeting – 6:30 PM