Board of Education

The Michigan International Prep School’s Board of Education is the governing body of MIPS. The five board members are appointed to four-year terms, express and represent the views of the school on issues affecting education. They set policy, approve educational goals and curriculum changes, and provide direction to the superintendent. The Board also has the fiscal responsibility for approving the annual budget and maintaining a balanced budget. The School Board oversees the school activities, operations and programming and ensures that MIPS is executing its mission to prepare students for a successful future.

Board Members

2023-2024 School Year

Carol Mitchell


Kevin Trobaugh

Vice President

Tom Clancy


Mike Vanderlinden


Dr. Heather Wills


Board Member Qualifications

The Board of Education of MIPS periodically seeks members to serve on the Board for a four year term. Qualified applicants must (a) be a citizen of the United States; (b) reside in the State of Michigan; (c) submit all materials requested by the Charter School’s (Ovid-Elsie Area Schools) Office, including but not limited to a Board Member Application or Questionnaire and a release for criminal history background check; (d) not be an employee of the Charter School; (e) not be a director, officer or employee of the Charter School; (e) not be a director, officer, or employee of a company or other entity that contracts with the Charter School and (f) not be an employee or representative of The Charter or be a member of The Charter Board.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of MIPS, please contact: Patrice Bono (

Board Meetings

All of the meetings for the Michigan International Prep School Board are open to the public and in compliance with Michigan open meeting laws. Meetings are held at 7034 E Court St, Davison, MI 48423. Listed below are archived and upcoming Board meeting agendas and minutes, as well as a Board meeting schedule.

Scheduled Public Comment and Unscheduled Public Comment on the agenda provide individuals an opportunity to address the Board. Regular board meetings are typically scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month.

*If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of auxiliary aid or service to attend a board meeting, we are happy to make arrangements for you. Please contact MIPS through the contacts listed below no later than 12:00 pm (two business days before the meeting) on the Friday before a scheduled board meeting and accommodations will be made.

Andrew Hulbert (
Charles Carver (

Board Agendas and Minutes

Board Schedule

  • June 18, 2024 – 5:30 pm – (Davison)
  • June 4, 2024 – 5:30 pm (Budget Hearing) (Davison)
  • May 14, 2024 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • April 9, 2024 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • March 12, 2024 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • February 13, 2024 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • January 9, 2024 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • November 14, 2023 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • October 10, 2023 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • September 12, 2023 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • August 15, 2023 – 5:30 pm (Davison)
  • July 18, 2023 – 5:30 pm (Davison)

All MIPS board of education
policies are approved by NCSI .

MIPS is authorized by Ovid Elsie Area Schools as a Public Charter School.

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