2016 Farmington school board candidate profile: Fritz Beiermeister

Local voters will choose among 13 candidates November 8 to fill three, six-year terms and two partial terms on the Farmington Public Schools Board of Education. Farmington Voice sent all candidates a questionnaire; responses are published as they were received.

Fritz BeirmeisterFritz Beiermeister, Farmington Hills – candidate for partial term ending December 31, 2018

Father (3) and Grandfather (6), born Detroit, educated Ferris and Stanford University, lived across the US and in Europe, Farmington Hills 20 years

Military Service, Shop Worker, Training Instructor, Manager, National and International Executive, University Educator
Technology Start-Up: OnStar Leadership Team, Patent Holder (2)

Active Volunteer: FPS Bond Spending Oversight Team, Farmington Hills Economic Development Board, Homeowner Assoc. President (2), Michigan Freedom Center, Ferris Business Leadership Board

Believe in Accountability: A Long Term Focus, a Plan for getting there and Intermediate Objectives to Measure Progress.

What is the most critical issue facing Farmington Public Schools, and how will you work to resolve it?

I believe the most critical issue facing FPS is improving educational outcomes at all grade levels. I believe we can best achieve this by working with the community to establish clear long term education objectives and putting a plan in place to achieve them. Community support was demonstrated by the approval of a $131.5 million bond to upgrade infrastructure. FPS has teachers and staff able to deliver. With clear goals the curriculum can be tightly focused and we can aggressively work to provide all our students with the tools they need to effectively pursue their dreams and contribute to society.