West Michigan school district goes green for Earth Month

  • West Michigan school district goes green for Earth Month

West Michigan school district goes green for Earth Month

During this meeting, the board of trustees also welcomed a trio of educators from Burntwood Elementary, who talked about they've successfully set-up a makerspace in their library since November 2017.

While the trio said that the traditional method of learning, i.e. reading and writing, is still very important, they also maintain that this kind of hands-on approach will better prepare their students for a future where STEM (science, technology, engineering and match) jobs, like computer programming and software development, will be in high demand.

The school board, Cheshire said, was not as transparent as it should have been communicating details of the bond. The finalists for Nelson County Schools superintendent are Hamby, superintendent of Trigg County Schools; Wes Bradley, principal of Thomas Nelson High School, and Chuck Abell, assistant superintendent of Spencer County Schools. "I think there's a lot of opportunities to improve how teachers are empowered". The original plan was to reduce 23 programs from two-year programs to one-year programs. State funding is also expected to increase, he said. After months of meetings to discuss facilities planning, the board members' views on the issue had didn't need to be restated.

A local school district is among 135 in the state being honored by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction for its work in educating students while serving a high number of economically disadvantaged families.

"This is a tight year because of charter school increases, special ed increases", Gallagher said.

"Obviously we'd be looking for some grant funds", Elkington said.

Marchese pointed out that the plans now under consideration were scaled back from what was recommended by the district's Facilities Input Group that spent 16 months analyzing the district's facilities needs.

The proposed increase would put the tax rate at 29.6201 mills, Bill Stone, the district's director of business affairs, said.

"On behalf of the Troy City Board of Education, I am excited to welcome Mr. Piper as the next superintendent of the Troy City Schools", board president Doug Trostle stated.

That's true across the board, including at Adams' former district, where he implemented the "Wi-Fi on Wheels" program to help the California community's most disadvantaged students - such as those living in mobile homes - get connected to the internet.

He has not returned multiple requests for comment, and the district has declined to comment.

Goewey said she is also setting aside some money in the budget to make school safety improvements.

Although a lengthy investigation into possible racial discrimination by the Burlington School Board determined there was no evidence of bias, questions remain about discussions between officials that led to the complaint. Among them, Porter and Fuller were described in the report as the only two who had said they had first-hand conversations in which Wick allegedly made racially biased comments.