DEARBORN, Michigan – In November 2011 the Michigan Senate passed House Bill 4005 that was signed by the Governor amending Michigan election law and requiring all school board elections to be held in November of even years beginning in 2012. This change in the state law has forced the Dearborn Board of Education to change their election cycle. Currently Board members are elected to a four year term in office with elections held each year to elect one or two Board members.
At the February 13, 2012, Board of Education meeting, the Board discussed the options of 4-year or 6-year terms and decided to change to a 6-year term. As Board trustees for Henry Ford Community College, the change will also comply with the Community College Act of 1968. The Board approved the change at the February 27 meeting.
Since Board members will only be elected in even number years current trustees who have terms ending in an odd year will have their term extended by one year per state law. The new school board terms are as follows: