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Board of Education

Board of Education

Oakland Schools is overseen by the Oakland Schools Board of Education. Our board is elected to six-year staggered terms every other year by the boards of Oakland County’s 28 school districts. Candidates are often local board members, but need only be registered electors.

Board Trustees

President: Mr. Marc Katz
Vice President: Mr. Connie Williams
Treasurer: Mr. George Ehlert
Secretary: Mrs. Barb DeMarco
Trustee: Dr. Theresa Rich

Election Process
The Oakland Schools Board of Education is elected by one vote from each of the 28 local Oakland County school district Boards of Education. Elections are held biennially in even years on the first Monday in June. 

Oakland Schools Board meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month in conference room A of the Oakland Schools Administration Building located at 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan, unless otherwise posted. Special meetings are scheduled as needed. Meetings are posted and open to the public. Time for public comment is available at every meeting.

Per Oakland Schools Policy 1210 and in compliance with EO 2020-48, Oakland Schools will follow the guidelines in the Board Meeting Notice for Attendee Participation for public comments via online or telephone.

Policy 1210 – Public Participation at Board Meetings

Oakland Schools Board Trustees receive $30 per meeting. Meetings are defined as regular and special board meetings, committee meetings, or official Board functions where the Trustee is representing the Board and where his/her attendance is stipulated by official board action. Trustees are reimbursed mileage for such meetings at a rate of non-union employees, calculated round-trip from his/her home to the meeting site. Additionally, Trustees are reimbursed for certain expenses when traveling as representatives of the Board on official board business.

Obtaining Oakland Schools Board of Education agendas, minutes and meeting packets

To obtain Oakland Schools Board of Education agendas, minutes and/or meeting packets, please contact Nicole Christian, Senior Executive Assistant to the Board by phone at 248.209.2123, fax at 248.209.2206, or email.

The Oakland Schools Board of Education may be reached at:

Oakland Schools Board of Education
2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, Michigan 48328
Fax: 248.209.2206

​Or contact Nicole Christian, Senior Executive Assistant to the Board:
Phone: 248.209.2123
Fax: 248.209.2206

All meetings will be held in Conference Room A and begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Dates


July 8, 2019 (Monday)
(Organizational Meeting/Regular Meeting)

August 6, 2019

September 3, 2019
September 16, 2019 (Monday)

Regular Board Meeting
6:30 p.m.
October 8, 2019

Special Board Meeting
7 p.m.
October 8, 2019

October 28, 2019 (Monday)

November 19, 2019

December 3, 2019
December 17, 2019


January 7, 2020 - Canceled
January 21, 2020

February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020

March 3, 2020
March 24, 2020* (see notice)

Special Board Meeting
April 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.* (see notice)

April 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (see notice)

May 5, 2020
May 19, 2020

June 1, 2020
(Truth in Budgeting Hearing / Regular Meeting)
June 16, 2020

July 7, 2020
(Organizational Meeting/Regular Meeting)