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GOCC gets new President

A successor to President Gary Wheeler at Glen Oaks Community College has been identified. The school’s board of trustees on Tuesday announced it would begin negotiations with David Devier  after the new year. Devier retired in October as vice president of academic and student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Devier was one of three finalists for ... Read More »

Requesting more millage

Members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education unanimously agreed Monday to seek approval of a 1-mill, $9.3 million request. If the measure is endorsed, it would allow the 635-student district to make major improvements to Mendon Middle School/High School and Mendon Elementary School, according to board president Roger Cupp. The request will appear before voters Feb. 25. Cupp ... Read More »

Google Chromebook Notebooks for students

Starting next month, Colon Community Schools will be issuing to most of its students Google Chromebook notebooks. More than 600 of the notebooks were purchased with money left over from the $15.1 million millage request approved by district residents a few years ago. Interim Superintendent Jay Newman said the Samsung-made personal computers will be distributed starting in January from the ... Read More »

Gym roof damaged by wind

Officials say a southwestern Michigan high school gymnasium that lost part of its roof in a windstorm is expected to be unusable for about two more months.  Workers have been trying to repair damage to Mattawan High School in Van Buren County. The Nov. 17 storm blew off part of the roof, sending water into the gym and cafeteria. Superintendent ... Read More »

Head of Board of Education

Ann Bird has been appointed to head the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education. Bird will serve as board president, filling the void left by Tom Robertson. Robertson resigned last month after accepting a job as juvenile court director, a position Robertson said could create a conflict of interest. With Bird sworn in as president, Ray Sterling was appointed vice ... Read More »

Relieved bus drivers

Sturgis Public Schools officials this week decided to keep its transportation services in-house rather than contract bus-driving services. During Monday’s board of education meeting, members acted on a recommendation of a committee to retain its own staff and employees. The measure was a relief to several bus drivers who attended the meeting, according to Superintendent Tom Langdon. Committee members studied ... Read More »