(l-r) President Michelle Bueltel congratulates Dr. Julie Alspach on her appointment to the Rochester Community School District Board of Education

Rochester Community Schools Announces New Board Member!

Rochester, MI - May 3, 2023 - – During a special meeting broadcast live to the public Tuesday evening (May 2), Dr. Julie Alspach was appointed by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the trustee position vacated by Scott Muska.

Dr. Alspach’s service began immediately following the oath of office, which was administered by President Michelle Bueltel. The term for this volunteer position continues through December 31, 2024.

In appointing Dr. Alspach, Board members cited her longtime involvement with Rochester Community Schools. She is an RCS graduate and parent who has served as a student teacher, substitute teacher and mentor in the district. She participated in the last strategic planning process and attends board meetings regularly. She is the lead mentor of the Cyber Cats (5436) robotics team at Stoney Creek High School and has been volunteering for 10 years.

The Board of Education followed the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position.

The position vacancy was announced to the public on April 12; all eligible candidates were encouraged to apply. On April 25, a special meeting was held to identify applicants for the interview phase. On May 2, an additional special meeting was held to meet candidates, conduct public interviews, and select a trustee.

Five candidates interviewed for the vacant position. Following the meeting, Board members took the opportunity to thank the applicants for their interest in public service and willingness to dedicate their time and talents for the good of the school district.

Current Board positions and terms of service include:

President Michelle Bueltel (2024)

Vice President Barb Anness (2024)

Treasurer Kristin Bull (2026)

Secretary Jessica Gupta (2028)

Trustee Carol Beth Litkouhi (2028)

Trustee Andrew Weaver (2024)

and Trustee Dr. Julie Alspach (2024)


Rochester Community Schools Mission

To provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere for students to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

May 5, 2023, Rochester Community Schools, Rochester.Life

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