A Statement from Superintendent Mr. Justin M. Jennings


Today at the statue of Charles H. Hackley on the Muskegon High School campus, graffiti with slurring racial comments was found painted on the statue. Upon the discovery of this disturbing image Muskegon staff alerted the authorities and then began work to immediately remove the graffiti. This type of racial discrimination and vandalism is prohibited in school district policy and will not be tolerated.

There are policies and procedures in place to deal with anyone in violation of school district policy or the law. We will keep our community, employees and the media updated as we learn more about this destructive incident. We believe in working to create a learning environment that provides the best for every child, every day. We do not tolerate “hate speech” or any behavior that threatens the well-being of our children.

We will be working with our staff and counselors to provide support for our students to provide comfort and to create a teaching moment to remind them that this type of behavior is neither welcome nor tolerated in our schools or our community. We will be holding a town-hall meeting in the near future to discuss this situation and to provide a forum to have a dialogue with the community.

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Board of Education District

Board of Education

Board of Education Meeting Schedule

The Muskegon Board of Education meetings are generally held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in Room 205 of the Hackley Administration Building.  The Committee of the Whole meeting will now be held the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon.

Questions or Comments

General questions or information requests for the Board of Education at Muskegon Public Schools may be directed to Irma Lopez, (231) 720-2004.

Board of Education

Louis Churchwell, President

Louis Churchwell
School and Teachers Committee
Muskegon High School
Term ends 2020

Cindy Larson, Vice President

Cindy Larson
Vice President
Schools and Teachers Committee
Nelson Elementary School
Term ends 2022

Billie J. Bruce, Treasurer

Billie J. Bruce
Ways and Means
MCEC & Marquette
Term ends 2020

G. Lynnette Marks, Secretary

G. Lynnette Marks
Schools and Teachers Committee
Review Committee for NEOLA Recommended Board Policies
Lakeside Elementary
Term ends 2018

Bill O'Brien, Trustee

Bill O’Brien
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Representative to the Board in Control of Athletics
Muskegon High School
Term ends 2022

Tasha Bibbs-Oakes, Trustee

Tasha Bibbs-Oakes
Ways and Means Committee
Review Committee for NEOLA Recommended Board Policies
Oak View & Moon Elementary
Term ends 2018

Zachary Allen Anderson, Trustee

Zachary Allen Anderson
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Muskegon Middle School
Term ends 2020

Annual Education Reports

We are pleased to share our Annual Education Report with you.  The reports include a variety of information, statistics, and program highlights. Our district enjoys a long history of support from students, parents, alumni, staff, and community members. Founded in 1860, the district continues a tradition of service while looking toward the future to find ever more effective means of preparing our students and supporting families.

Of special note and pride is the diversity of our student population. As we complete the 150th year of service to our schools, it is clear that our students will grow up in a community far more diverse than in the past. Our children will live the majority of their lives as part of a world community of different nations, cultures, peoples, and lifestyles. There will be mixes of people in neighborhoods, communities, workplaces, and schools. Students in Muskegon Public Schools have a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow with students from many backgrounds. They have a chance to learn the true meaning of the American Dream: that there is strength and excellence in diversity and that all can contribute to the well-being of our communities. We are committed to ensuring our students excel academically, become productive individuals, and contribute to our society.

We hope that you will read and reflect on the information included in these reports and feel free to contact us with your comments and questions.
Louis Churchwell
President, Board of Education


2016-17 Muskegon Public Schools Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Muskegon Middle School Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Muskegon High School Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Lakeside School Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Marquette School Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Moon School Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Nelson School Annual Education Report

2016-2017 Oakview School Annual Education Report