The month of January marks the observance of School Board Recognition Month; this is a time to show our appreciation for the forty school board members who serve the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) and the districts of Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney; they are leaders and champions for public education in our community. Our school board members dedicate countless hours of hard work providing leadership guidance to local school districts in order to advance education for the nearly 28,000 children in Livingston County.
School board members are ordinary citizens with extraordinary dedication to our public schools. All Michigan citizens should recognize the vital contribution of these men and women and the crucial role they play in the education of our children. School Board members come from a variety of backgrounds, yet they share a common goal – helping students achieve in school and life.
The job of the Board of Education is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate for continuous improvement in student learning. The job of a school board member is demanding, the hours great and the thanks few and far between; now is the time to thank them for their efforts.Headlines
“We have a system that was built for 5 percent special education,’ Bentley said. “My county right now has 13 percent. To me, that’s a systemic problem. And right now, the system is broken.”
'Parents are their children’s first teachers,' and they should approach working with a school feeling confident they have a lot to add. Dawn Bentley, Livingston ESA's Executive Director of Special Education
“We are particularly proud of the project as it spans the educational spectrum of preschool through career-focused high school programs,” Tim Jackson, Executive Director of Career & Technical Education (CTE) for Livingston ESA
The Livingston Educational Service Agency was awarded a generous grant from the Edward and June Kellogg Family Dental Foundation that will allow the establishment of a 'Lending Library' of Technology that will assist students with autism who are attending Howell Public Schools.
LESA will be a premier educational service agency.
Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) provides a variety of programs and services that support student achievement for approximately 30,000 students and 2,300 educators in the five public school districts and two public school academies in the county. Services include administration and delivery of career and technical education, special education, and alternative education programs, professional development focused on student achievement, early childhood education and care, data processing, and business operational support.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Arbour Meadows Community Church
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Homebound Session
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Early Childhood - Enrollments (Lori)
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Future Think
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Learning Leaders
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM Arc of Livingston
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Coaching
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Early Childhood - Applications
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM HCDL - Early Literacy Program
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Superintendents/Business Officials
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Great Start - Staff
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Early Childhood Interview
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (cancelled) MSU Doctoral Cohort
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM Fair Board/4-H Superintendents