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Vacancy on School Board - additional information added

January 2, 2020






Summerfield resigns from Grosse Pointe Board of Education



On January 2nd, President Brian Summerfield submitted his letter of resignation to the Superintendent. His resignation will be presented to the Board of Education for acceptance at their next regular meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, January 13th, in the Brownell Multi-purpose Room (MPR), 260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms.


According to Michigan Association of School Board (MASB) guidelines and GPPSS Policy 0142.5, the Board will then have 30 days to fill the vacancy by appointment. The Board will follow its established protocol for advertising the appointment, conducting interviews, and filling the position within the specified timeline. The vote requires a majority of the full Board. A person appointed to fill the vacancy would then hold office until the next regular school election in November of 2020.


The district thanks Mr. Summerfield for his years of dedicated service to the community.


Those interested in applying for the appointment should apply online or send a letter of interest and application in writing by 5 p.m., January 14th to:


Dr. Gary C. Niehaus


Grosse Pointe Public School System

389 St. Clair Street

Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48230


Candidates should block off the evening of January 16th for interviews. The Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., January 17 to appoint a new trustee. That trustee will begin with the regular board meeting January 27.