MAPS Board of Education

Manistee Area Public Schools

Welcome to the Board of Education & Central Office

Mission

“Chips lead by providing an inclusive, high-quality, diverse educational environment that inspires and fulfills the goals of all learners at every stage of their journey.”

Vision

“Leading a connected Manistee learning community, which supports the educational journey of each individual student, delivering The Chippewa Edge.”

Chips Lead!

COVID Prevention Update 8/22/22

August 22, 2022

Dear MAPS Families & Staff,

As we begin the school year, we are looking forward to a return to school that feels a bit more like it did pre-pandemic. With a focus on health and safety for all members of our MAPS family, we can all take steps to keep ourselves and each other healthy throughout the school year.

  • Monitor for symptoms of illness, stay home from school, sports, or activities if not feeling well, and return only after symptom free for 24 hours.
    • Fever or chills
    • New cough not related to a chronic condition
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Severe fatigue or body aches 
  • When sick, get tested for COVID – report any positive result to the school
  • Practice proper hand washing
  • Stay up to date on available vaccinations

We will encourage students to practice proper hygiene at school and will continue to follow our cleaning protocols. If there are reports of positive COVID-19 cases, we will follow the attached protocol to help slow down any spread of the virus.

We remain in contact with our local health authorities to stay informed of any health concerns within our community and will stay focused on the protection of our students and staff.  We thank you for doing your part to help in this effort.

Sincerely,

Ron Stoneman, Superintendent

Manistee Area Public Schools

Board of Education News

Central Office & Board of Education


Location: 550 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: (231) 723-3521
Fax: (231) 723-1507
Central Office Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 4:30pm


Superintendent: Ronald Stoneman

Board of Education President: Jim A. Thompson

 

Central Office Staff

Ronald Stoneman
Superintendent - rstoneman@manistee.org

Howard Vaas
Business Manager - hvaas@manistee.org

Amber Kowatch
Curriculum Director - akowatch@manistee.org

Sue Gustad
Assistant Business Manager - sgustad@manistee.org

Sara Schubert
Payroll/Human Resources/Insurance/Lunch - sschubert@manistee.org

Nancy Day
Administrative Assistant - nday@manistee.org

 

Board of Education

Jim A. Thompson
President - jathompson@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2022

Theresa Anderson
Vice President - tlanderson@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2024

Justine Slawinski
Treasurer - jslawinski@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2026

Shelley Johnson
Secretary - sljohnson@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2022

Paul Antal, MD
Board Member - pantal@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2024

Paul Wehrmeister
Board Member - pwehrmeister@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2024

Ashley Sensabaugh
Board Member - asensabaugh@manistee.org
Term expires 12/31/2026

 

Board of Education Regular Meeting Schedule


All meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted

 
January 12, 2022 : Location: to be determined
February 9, 2022 : Location: to be determined
March 9, 2022 : Location: to be determined
April 13, 2022 : Location: to be determined
May 11, 2022 : Location: to be determined
June 8, 2022 : Location: to be determined
July 13, 2022 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St. *Regular/Semi-Annual Organizational*
August 10, 2022 : Location: to be determined
September 14, 2022 : Location: to be determined
October 12, 2022 :Location: to be determined
November 9, 2022 : Location: to be determined
December 14, 2022 : Location: to be determined
January 11, 2023 : Location: to be determined

 

Board of Work Study Meeting Schedule


All meetings are on Wednesdays at  7:00pm unless otherwise noted

January 26, 2022 : Location: to be determined (Combined Work/Study Session with Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Board)
February 23, 2022 : Location: to be determined
March 23, 2022: Location: to be determined
April 27, 2022 : Location: to be determined
May 25, 2022 : Location: to be determined
June 22, 2022 : Location: to be determined
July – No Work Study
August 24, 2022 : Location: to be determined
September 28, 2022 : Location: to be determined
October 26, 2022 : Location: to be determined
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 : Location: to be determined (Special Meeting with Closed Session – Superintendent’s Annual Evaluation)
December – No Work Study
January 25, 2023 : Location: to be determined (Combined Work/Study Session with Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Board)

*Dates indicated in Red indicate a change of the normal schedule

 


Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM. Work/Study Sessions are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM. Meeting dates/times/locations may be changed. Call the MAPS Board Office at (231) 723-3521 for additional information. Meetings are listed with “Location: To be determined.” The plan is for all meetings to be held at Kennedy Elementary, 550 Maple St, until further notice. The Notices of Meeting that are posted prior to meetings/work-study sessions will continue to reflect the location, and it will be noted on the Agenda as well once published in Boardbook.

Note: Meetings, Dates, Times and/or Locations May Change or be held in a Virtual Setting based on Michigan Department Health & Human Services Orders.
Questions may be directed to the MAPS Board of Education / Central Office at 231.723.3521. Any Persons with a disability who need accommodations for participation in any meeting should contact the Board of Education / Central Office at 231.723.3521 for voice and TDD Calls at least five (5) days in advance of the meeting to request assistance. Official Minutes of School Board Meetings are filed and stored in the Board of Education / Central Office at 550 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, and are available for public inspection

 

 

 

Mission

 “Chips lead by providing an inclusive, high-quality, diverse educational environment

that inspires and fulfills the goals of all learners at every stage of their journey.”

Vision

“Leading a connected Manistee learning community, which supports the educational

journey of each individual student, delivering The Chippewa Edge.”