Frankfort-Elberta

Area Schools

Superintendent Office | 534 11th St. Frankfort, MI 49635

PH 231-352-4641 | FAX 231-352-5066

Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day

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The Frankfort-Elberta Area School District is located in Frankfort, Michigan in Benzie County and is nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, 45 miles west of Traverse City. The school population for the 2019-2020 school year is 510 students, eager to learn. Educators are dedicated and caring and always look out for the student's best interest. M-STEP and standardized test scores are consistently above state and region averages.

*Our School Board welcomes community input at the monthly meetings. To see the schedule of upcoming board meetings visit the School Board page.


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IMPORTANT PARENT SURVEYS for the Week of June 1st


Dear Parents and Guardians,

2020 has been such a difficult year. In addition to all we are going through with Covid-19, the recent tragic events are also weighing heavy on all our hearts, with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more injustices. We have been bombarded with graphic images of communities hurting and in pain, and once again we are challenged in our thinking, our beliefs, and our actions. This issue affects us all, staff, families and students.

Racial injustice is not limited to other parts of the country. We’ve had parents and students tell us that they do not feel welcomed because of their skin color in our own school community.

We, at Frankfort Elberta Area Schools, stand against racism, hate, and other acts of discrimination. This is a challenge, but also an opportunity to learn about our community, surrounding communities, and the history of bias and racism in our country. It is an opportunity to also revisit our district values. There are many ways to help, but you can have the biggest impact by simply talking with your family and friends about what is happening. If we had students in our classrooms, we’d be having these conversations.

The images from across our nation are hard to understand, but we must recognize the importance of coming together to raise children who demand equality and lead with kindness in their hearts and actions. There will be questions, comments, ideas, worries, and concerns. It is up to us as adults to help students understand the events, the causes, the history, and how we can do better. There is a list of resources about these topics on the district website if you would like additional information or tools to help.

As a school community, we will continue to learn more, stand up for all, and practice love. We are deeply committed to coming together to build a better tomorrow. Every student in the Frankfort Elberta Area School district matters.

As our district motto states: Every Student. Every Classroom. Every Day.

As always, please reach out with any concerns or questions you may have.


Jeff Tousley

FEAS Superintendent

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FEAS Superintendent UPDATES:

(updated 6/1/20 - 6:00pm)

This is Jeff Tousley with a Friday message. I hope everyone is well and safely enjoying time outside. The school year is coming to a close on June 9. The last nine weeks has been a dynamic partnership between home and school and we appreciate your valued partnership in your child’s education.

Many are starting to wonder how school will look in the fall, and what about the summer food program? Will it continue? We need information from parents to help us plan for the future.

Two surveys will be e-blasted out to families on Tuesday, June 2. Please take a moment to complete both surveys as your answers are important to our decision making. Both surveys need to be submitted no later than Friday, June 5.

I continue to be very proud of our Frankfort-Elberta school community as we continue to manage a challenging time in so many amazing ways. Panther Pride abounds each and every day.

Please be on the lookout for the two surveys and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Have a great weekend!

Jeff Tousley, Superintendent

Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools

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