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Snow days

Michigan is giving school districts more flexibility in making up for snow days this academic year. Districts that had scheduled more than the required 174 days of school can now hold just that number if they still meet the required 1,098 hours per school year. Schools that exceeded the six cancelled days allowed under state law may not need makeup …

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Sturgis student charged with arson

A 15-year-old student has been charged with arson following an incident last week at Sturgis High School. According to Sturgis police, a paper-towel dispenser was intentionally set on fire in a bathroom shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Fire crews arrived to find a moderate amount of smoke but no fire. With the aid of school-security video, district officials and law-enforcement …

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Colon Schools have two candidates

Colon Community Schools officials have whittled their list of top administrative candidates from three to two. Victor Bungi and Mike Corey made the final cut following a day-long session of meetings Tuesday with committees and the district’s board of education. Candidate Drew Bordner was eliminated Tuesday. Bungi, of Gladstone, is curriculum and instruction supervisor for the Delta/Schoolcraft Intermediate School District …

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Logan to be superintendent

Roger Rathburn’s likely replacement as superintendent of Three Rivers Community Schools is a familiar face to the district. Jean Logan, who has served as Three Rivers High School principal since the 2010-11 academic year, was offered the district’s top post Monday. Logan, 48, was one of two finalists. She and Gary Wood, superintendent of Mio-Au Sable Schools, were chosen as …

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Three finalists for Colon

A trio of finalists for the superintendent’s job at Colon Community Schools will be interviewed this evening. Victor Bungi, Drew Bordner and Mike Corey were selected last week from a field of seven prospects to undergo second interviews and site visits. The first of the three interviews will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Colon High School’s media center. Site visits …

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Stewart named to All-State

Sturgis High School’s Chance Stewart was named a member of the Class B All-State basketball team by the Michigan Associated Press. Stewart, who has signed a letter of intent to play football for Western Michigan University in the fall, was a Class B honorable-mention basketball recipient a year ago. Stewart is second in career scoring leaders for the Trojans and …

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