Board of Education

Photo courtesy of Payton Finklea, 10th Grade Student at Mona Shores High School

Back Row: Horia Neagos, Stan Miller, Jeanne Cooper-Kuiper, Jay Keessen, and Christine Burnaw  
Front Row: Wesley Wilson, Student Representative Emily Mann, and Kandace Boysen

Board Member Profiles and Terms

Kandace Boysen Term: January 2007 - December 2024
Christine Burnaw Term: January 2014 -December 2020
Jeanne Cooper-Kuiper Term: January 2005 - December 2022
Jay Keessen Term: January 2015 - December 2022
Stan Miller Term: January 2013 - December 2024
Horia Neagos  Appointed: 10/09/18 - Term:  Through December 2020
Wesley Wilson Term:  January 2017- December 2022

Emily Mann - Student Representative
Neya-Wanji Monroe - Junior Student Representative

Responsibilities of the Board of Education

The Board of Education is the governing body of the Mona Shores Public School District with responsibility for developing policy to ensure the proper care, management and control of District affairs.

The Board consists of seven citizens elected at large by the voters of the district. Board members must be U.S. citizens and registered to vote in the District. Members serve six-year terms, with either two or three seats up for election in November of even-numbered years. 

In addition to setting policy, the Board hires and evaluates the superintendent; approves the budget for the district; places millage requests on the ballot for voter approval to support the operation of the district; approves staff hiring, transfers, resignations, terminations, and leaves of absence; approves expenditures; approves educational programs and curricula; and otherwise ensures that facilities and equipment are available to support learning and teaching in the District.

Board Meetings

Organizational Meetings

The Board holds an organizational meeting in early July to set the meeting schedule for the coming fiscal year, and settle other routine business.  Officers (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) are elected each year in January.

Work Session & Regular Session Meetings

Work Session/Regular Session meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and second Mondays of most months in the Judith L. Wilcox Professional Learning Center at the Ross Park Elementary campus at 121 Randall Road in Norton Shores. Click here for the current meeting schedule. Special meetings may be added at any time and are posted on the District’s home page.

Communicating with the Board

Public Welcome

The Board welcomes public input on any issues relevant to the district. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all School Board meetings, and anyone may address the Board during a public comment period at each Board meeting.

You can email the Board at, or reach individual Board members by phone or email using the contact information at right.

You may also write to the Board at:
Mona Shores School Board
121 Randall Rd.
Norton Shores, MI, 49441

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Board Briefs

Regular Session Briefs
Work Session Briefs
Regular Session Briefs

Board Agendas

Regular Session Meeting, 7:00 pm, Zoom ID:‌ ‌‌880 2223 4741 Password: 068315
Work Session Meeting, 7:00 pm, Zoom ID 852 4990 4066 Password:‌ ‌‌068315‌
Regular Session Meeting, 7:00 pm, Zoom ID: 881 4401 4666 Password: 068315
Work Session Meeting, 7:00 pm, Zoom ID 880 8015 1678, Password 068315
Special Session Meeting, 7:00 pm, Zoom ID 820 9456 5733