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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAPS 2020 Community Forums

Two MAPS 2020 Vision Community Forums are planned to provide update information regarding our facilities plan for the future.  We hope you are able to join us on one of the following dates:

Tuesday, March 16 @ 7 pm to be held virtually. Meeting access in provided below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91056804853?pwd=cmhpOUY3UXNGQ091T1diRll5TUpBQT09

Meeting ID: 910 5680 4853
Passcode: 402e12

Tuesday, April 20th @ 7 pm to be held at the Kennedy Elementary Library, if conditions allow.

Information regarding the bond details was shared at a virtual Community Forum in November of 2020.  If you are unable to make it to one of our upcoming forums, you can learn more about the Vision plan by clicking the link below.

The forum focused on the scope of the proposal for MAPS facilities future and and allowed for questions to be submitted and answered by a panel representing the District and project contractors.  The answers to these questions are also provided in our FAQs.  Please reach out to us with your questions and feedback.

Additionally, meetings of the Jefferson Neighborhood Committee began in November of 2020 to discuss possible options for the Jefferson Elementary site after the building is removed per the scope of the bond project. You can watch the first recorded session by clicking on the link below.  


 

Board of Education Regular Meeting Schedule


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

 
January 13, 2021 : Manistee Middle + High School: 525 12th St.
February 10, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
March 10, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
April 14, 2021 : Madison Community Learning Center: 1309 Madison Rd.
May 12, 2021 : Jefferson Elem: 515 Bryant Ave.
June 9, 2021 : Manistee Middle + High School: 525 12th St.
July 14, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St. *Regular/Semi-Annual Organizational*
August 11, 2021 : Kennedy Elem : 550 Maple St.
September 8, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
October 13, 2021 :Madison Community Learning Center: 1309 Madison Rd.
November 10, 2021 : Jefferson Elem: 515 Bryant Ave.
December 8, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
January 12, 2022 : Manistee Middle + High School: 525 12th St.

 

Board of Work Study Meeting Schedule


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

January 27, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St. (Combined Work/Study Session with Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Board)
February 24, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
March 24, 2021: Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
April 28, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
May 26, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
June 23, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
July – No Work Study
August 25, 2021 : Kennedy Elem : 550 Maple St.
September 22, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
October 27, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St. (Special Meeting with Closed Session – Superintendent’s Annual Evaluation)
December – No Work Study
January 26, 2022 : Kennedy Elem: 550 Maple St. (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.

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.”