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Michigan principal apologizes for Marine uniform comments

A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students’ decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported . School officials had told the two …

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Mental health program for teenager in Michigan school threat

A 15-year-old student who was arrested in March after threatening violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has been ordered to participate in a mental health treatment program. The boy learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to explosives and firearms charges. Van Buren County prosecutors say …

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Students chastised for wearing marine uniforms at graduation

Two high school graduates in southern Michigan have been chastised by their principal and a school board member for wearing Marine dress uniforms during commencement. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports Tuesday that the Marshall High School students decided not to wear their caps and gowns for Sunday’s ceremony. District superintendent Randy Davis says they were allowed to participate in order to …

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Glen Oaks names Foundation executive director

Glen Oaks Community College has tapped Vonda Marrow to serve as its executive director of the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. Marrow, who began the job March 5, will lead the college’s advancement initiatives. She will continue to build and retain relationships with alumni and friends of the college to establish funds, which will in turn provide scholarship assistance to …

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Constantine – No artificial turf at stadium

Constantine Public Schools Board of Education has opted not to install artificial turf at Sweetland Stadium, following discussion with residents opposed to the idea. More than 40 people attended this week’s meeting to voice objections. Several people called for the resignation of school board president John Shuler. In a recent edition of the school newspaper, Connections, Constantine Superintendent Steve Wilson …

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Thumbs up from White Pigeon schools voters

White Pigeon Community Schools voters endorsed an operating-millage renewal request Tuesday. Unofficial numbers show the vote was passed with 339 in favor and 217 opposed. As a result, the district for the next six years will continue to assess the millage on non-homestead properties and generate about $2.8 million annually for its day-to-day operations. Superintendent Jon Keyer said Tuesday’s vote …

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Three Rivers schools – New superintendent is hired

A Grand Rapids-area native currently working in Lelenau County has been selected as the new superintendent of St. Joseph County’s second-largest school district. Ron Moag was chosen Monday by Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. After four candidates were interviewed in the past month, board members narrowed the list to Moag and Jonathan Whan. Moag, who grew up in …

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Glen Oaks moves forward with renovation plans

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to move forward with a USDA loan application for concourse renovation. The loan is for up to $2.2 million, according to Glen Oaks president David Devier. He said the interest rate for the loan has been locked in at 3.79 percent. Devier anticipates closing as early as next week, and then …

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Three Rivers narrows search for superintendent

The field of candidates for Three Rivers Community Schools superintendent has been narrowed to two finalists. District officials announced last week that the two candidates interviewed Thursday will return for another round of questions later in the month. They are Jonathon Whan and Ron Moag. Moag is chief financial officer and human resources officer for Suttons Bay Public Schools, while …

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Michigan governor calls for upgrading security at schools

Michigan would spend $20 million to upgrade security at up to 400 schools, expand a tip line that lets students report threats and require schools to incorporate behavioral health assessments into their procedures under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder outlined on Monday. The proposal was developed in the wake of the shooting massacre at a Florida high school in February …

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