MUSKEGON, MI – Six candidates are vying for three open seats on the Muskegon Board of Education in the Nov. 3 general election.
Muskegon Public Schools is one of the largest districts in the county with 3,514 registered students this fall.
School board trustees serve six-year terms and are tasked with a variety of jobs including, approving an annual budget, hire and evaluate the superintendent, and adopting policies that give the district administration direction to set priorities and achieve its goals.
Three of the candidates – Zachary Anderson, Billie Bruce and Louis Churchwell – are incumbents seeking reelection.
The other three candidate are new challengers – Kwame Kamau James, Nicholas Sima and Jonathan Witmer.
Here is some background information provided by each of the candidates:
- Anderson, 27, attended Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and now works as a consultant. He has served on the Muskegon school board for the past