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July 16, 2015: Board of Education Appoints Keith Logsdon

The Berkley School District extends a warm welcome to Mr. Keith Logsdon, newly appointed School Board Member.

After extensive interviews with five candidates and lengthy discussion by the current School Board, Mr. Logsdon was selected as the new School Board Trustee at the July 2015 Board of Education Special Meeting. Mr. Logsdon is an architect and a 15-year resident of Berkley. He has been active in the School District, involved on many committees including the Vision 2020 strategic plan and on the interview teams for hiring both the District’s architect and construction management firms for the 2015 Bond Initiative. Mr. Logsdon has one child who graduated from Berkley High with the class of 2015 and another child in the District.


Mary Jo Israel, School Board President, said, “The Board is pleased to welcome Keith to the Board of Education. His background as an architect and his commitment to the Berkley School District will certainly be an asset to the Board and the Berkley Schools.

Keith Logsdon said, “I am honored to have been selected as a Trustee of the Berkley School Board from amongst a highly qualified group of candidates. I look forward to working with such a talented and dedicated Board and administration for the benefit of the District.”


The Board position became vacant with the passing of Trustee Paul Ellison on June 24, 2015, following his courageous battle with cancer.


Mr. Logsdon will serve until December 31, 2016, and will have the option to run in the next general election in November 2016.



Berkley Board of Education
The seven members of the Board of Education represent the community in educational matters.  These school district residents are elected to develop and monitor educational policies, approve goals and curriculum, oversee the budget and, in general, represent the community in matters affecting education.  (Photo front row from left to right: Mary Jo Israel, Sheryl Stoddard, Mitchell Moses. Back row from left to right: Randy Travis, Roger Blake, Keith Logsdon, Ron Justice)

Member Position Term Expires
Mary Jo Israel President 2020
Randy Travis Vice-President 2016
Roger Blake
Treasurer 2020
Ron Justice Secretary 2018
Keith Logsdon Trustee 2016
Mitchell Moses Trustee 2016
Sheryl Stoddard Trustee 2016
The School Board Members are trustees primarily charged with the vision, budget, goals and policy for all children in the district. Any operational or staffing issues should be directed first to the person most able to address the problem (e.g. the teacher or building principal).  If the issue has not been resolved at the building level then contact the appropriate central office administrator. 

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June 25, 2015: Sad News from Berkley Schools

Dear Berkley Schools Community,


It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I write to you. I received news today that current Board of Education Trustee Paul Ellison has passed away.


Paul bravely battled an aggressive form of cancer for over a year. His wife, Cathy, and son, Nick, are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers as they experience this difficult time.


Paul was a fierce Berkley Schools advocate. He was initially elected to the Board in May of 2006. His tenure with the Board included four years as Board President. He achieved the Level 4 Master Board Member award by taking Michigan Association of School Board classes, totaling 435 hours of professional development.


Paul served on various committees through the Oakland County School Board Association as well. Most recently he was on the legislative committee. Paul took his responsibility as a Board member seriously attending conferences, taking Board member classes and keeping abreast of school legislative issues. He was well known in Oakland County and the state for his leadership and dedication.


Recently, Mr. Ellison said, “I absolutely enjoy every aspect of Board service and remain very proud of the critically important work this Board has accomplished together.”


Mr. Ellison will be deeply missed, and his legacy on the Berkley Board of Education will be felt for years.


Please join me in remembering Paul for his dedication and love for the Berkley Schools.





Dennis McDavid