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It’s a good move for TR taxpayers

Three Rivers Community Schools has announced the sale of its $9.6 million 2017 refunding bonds. The bonds are being issued for the purpose of refunding the school district’s 2007 refunding bonds and to pay the costs of issuing the bonds, according to the district’s director of business operations, Sara Hermann. This refinancing reduces the district’s payments by more than $1.2 …

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Glen Oaks – Dual enrollment and CTE are successful

Dual enrollment and Career Technical Education classes at Glen Oaks Community College are having an impact on the number of high school seniors enrolling in post-secondary education. Glen Oaks Board of Trustees last month learned that within the past four academic years, 1,007 St. Joseph County high school seniors have attended Glen Oaks as a dual enrollment or CTE student. …

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White Pigeon video in the works

A promotional video showcasing White Pigeon Community Schools appears to be in store for an update. Board of education members last week agreed to look further into the proposal of new footage after fielding two bids for the work. The video and still photos would appear on the district’s webpage and replace content that Superintendent Jon Keyer said is about …

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Nominees are being accepted

Three Rivers Rotary has announced it is accepting nominees for its annual “Distinguished Educator” award. The civic group since 1994 has been recognizing Three Rivers educators for excellence in the classroom. The award is given to professional educators within Three Rivers Community Schools. Nomination forms are due on or before March 1 at the superintendent’s office. A monetary award of …

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TR Schools – Pending litigation

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a media statement centering on the termination of former employee Kevin Hamilton. Logan said the district has received notice of pending litigation and it believes, as does its legal representative, that the proper processes were followed in terms of the non-renewal of Hamilton, Logan stated. Termination of employment was based upon …

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Sturgis teacher arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

A 37-year-old teacher at Sturgis High School is on paid administrative leave pending a police investigation into allegations of criminal sexual conduct. The teacher was arrested Monday after a police investigation showed he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. A day later, St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough charged the suspect with one count of distributing or promoting …

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