RCS Board of Education officers remain unchanged for 2021

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published January 27, 2021

 Kristin Bull will be the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education president for another year.

Kristin Bull will be the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education president for another year.

Photo provided by Kristin Bull

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ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Rochester Community Schools Board of Education kicked off its first meeting of 2021 by electing its officers.  

On Jan. 11, Kristin Bull was unanimously chosen to remain as the board president for another year.

“I do accept the nomination for president. I ... appreciate the support of my colleagues,” she said during the meeting.

In an email, Bull said she is grateful for the support of her colleagues on the board.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve alongside them,” she said.

Bull, a parent of two RCS students, was first elected to a six-year term on the board in 2014. As board president, Bull said, her focus for 2021 will remain steady.

“My focus for the next year will be on supporting our students and staff as they recover from a year of disruption. My goal is the same goal as our district leadership: to return our students to in-person learning. I am hopeful that public health conditions, including COVID-19 case counts, hospitalizations, vaccine availability, will allow us to do that as soon as possible,” Bull said in an email.  

The board — which elects members for various leadership positions each January — also unanimously approved Kevin Beers to remain as vice president, Michelle Bueltel to continue as secretary and Michael Zabat to remain as treasurer. Barb Anness, Scott Muska and Andrea Walker-Leidy serve on the board as trustees.

Board selections are nonpartisan, and board members receive no compensation.

“We do this because we love what we do,” Bull said.

RCS Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Debi Fragomeni thanked board members for their service to the district during the meeting.

“Congratulations to our board, who have dedicated and are extending their volunteerism to serve our district with such fidelity. We’re very grateful to you as we start this new year, and we thank you for your outpouring of support to our community members, and also to our staff, and specifically, to those who have lost loved ones in this short period of time,” she said.

RCS board meetings are typically held at 7 p.m. on scheduled Mondays in the Harrison Room of the district’s Administration Center, 501 W. University Drive. However, due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently being held virtually. Meetings are videotaped for replay on the district’s community-access cable TV channel. The meetings can also be viewed at www.rochester.k12.mi.us.

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