Board of Education

Eaton Regional Education Service Agency's Board of Education serves our customers by providing value-added services through collaboration and leadership for learning. 

Meet the Board

Debbie Roberts, President

Debbie RobtersDebbie and her family live in the Eaton Rapids School District. She received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Michigan University. She is currently the Director of the Bureau of State and Authority Finance at the Department of Treasury for the State of Michigan. She has been on the Eaton RESA Board since 2017. She has volunteered at many Eaton Rapids Public School activities over the past 20 years.

droberts@eatonresa.org
Term Expires June 30, 2025

Denise DuFort, Vice President

Denise DuFortDenise and her family live in the Grand Ledge School District. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University and her Masters in Language and Literacy from MSU. She has been on the Grand Ledge Board since 2016 and recently was elected to serve on the Eaton RESA Board. She is a strong supporter of public education and chooses to be actively involved in current educational research, data and issues. She believes in providing high quality instruction and positive learning environments for all students.

denisedufort@gmail.com
Term
Expires June 30, 2025

Mark Rushford, Secretary

Mark RushfordMark and his family live in the Maple Valley School District. He is a Millwright and received is BSBA from Cornerstone University. He is a Supervisor of Maintenance and Security at Flexfab in Hastings Michigan. He previously served on the Maple Valley School Board and has been on the Eaton RESA Board since 2014.

mrushford@eatonresa.org
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Jack Temsey, Treasurer

Jack TemseyJack and his family live in the Potterville School District. He is originally from Massillon, Ohio and currently is a Guest Services Representative for Hostmark Hospitality Group. He has been on the Potterville School Board since 2015 and the Eaton RESA Board since 2016 and participates in many of the Michigan Association of School Board committees. He has a passion for education and continues to participate in MASB classes to deepen his knowledge base to serve constituent districts and students.

jtemsey@eatonresa.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Max Baxter, Trustee

Max BaxterMax and his wife live in the Charlotte School District. He received his BA from Idaho State University and his MA & EdS from Michigan State University. He retired as a superintendent after 21+ years of service.  He has been on the Charlotte School Board previously and has been on the Eaton RESA Board since 2015.

maxbaxter@att.net
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Board Meetings

July 15, 2020 - Organizational and Regular Meeting
August 12, 2020 - Special Meeting
August 19, 2020 - Regular Meeting
September 16, 2020 - Special Meeting - Board Work Session at 4:45 p.m.
September 16, 2020 - Regular Meeting
September 29, 2020 - Special Meeting
October 21, 2020 - Regular Meeting 
November 18, 2020 - Regular Meeting
December 16, 2020 - Regular Meeting
January 20, 2021 - Regular Meeting
January 26, 2021 - Eaton CASBA in Eaton RESA Quad
February 3, 2021 - Special Meeting - Superintendent Evaluation
February 17, 2021 - Regular Meeting
March 17, 2021 - Regular Meeting
April 21, 2021 - Regular Meeting
April 27, 2021 - Eaton CASBA in Eaton RESA Quad 
May 19, 2021 - Regular Meeting
June 16, 2021 - Public Hearing on Budget and Regular Meeting
July 21, 2021 - Organizational and Regular Meeting

All Board meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom, unless otherwise indicated.

Any person with a disability who needs accommodation for participation in these meetings should contact Jodi Anthony at 517.541.8713 or janthony@eatonresa.org 

PDF DocumentBoard of Education Meeting Schedule for 2020-21

Board Agendas, Minutes, & Public Notice

To view Board meeting information, please click on the link below to read the agendas and/or minutes.  

External LinkBoard Agendas and/or Minutes

PDF DocumentPublic Notice of Regular School Board Meeting

Board Committees

Finance and Audit Committee: Debbie Roberts and Max Baxter
Building and Grounds Committee: Mark Rushford and Jack Temsey

Board Policies

To view Eaton RESA Board Policies, please click on the link below to read the electronic policies maintained by Neola. 

External LinkView Eaton RESA Board Policies

County Area School Board Association (CASBA) Meetings

All Eaton RESA Area School Board Members are encouraged to attend these meetings/ trainings. Agendas and minutes will be posted here when available. 

2020-21 Eaton CASBA Meetings
January 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. - Eaton RESA Quad
April 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. - Eaton RESA Quad

2019-20 CASBA Meetings
PDF DocumentJanuary 28, 2020 Minutes
April 28, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19