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While consultants and teachers have issued their recommendations on which Battle Creek elementary schools should close, no decisions have been made, Superintendent Linda Hicks told parents Monday. Some 80 parents and residents attended the meeting at Battle Creek Central High School's McQuiston Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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State lawmakers could rethink how much and what kind of information schools are required to report to the state. 

TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Michigan Department of Corrections is confirming a report that its food-service provider, Aramark, served some food that had been thrown in the trash to prisoners housed in Saginaw County. The incident occurred in October 2014 at the Saginaw Correctional Facility, 9625 Pierce in Tittabawassee Township. Chris Gautz, public information officer for MDOC, said Aramark fired the worker involved. (MLive)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Michael Faas, chief executive officer of Metro Health, is accused of "a pattern of illegal and unethical conduct" in a lawsuit that questions his actions regarding the proposed sale of Metro to an out-of-state for-profit company. Laura Sacha-Staskiewicz, former director of Metro's foundation, filed a whistleblower lawsuit Monday, March 30, in Kent County Circuit Court against Faas, Metropolitan Health Corp. and Metropolitan Hospital. (MLive)

Small businesses in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Battle Creek are the targets of a new loan program from a local nonprofit organization. “There’s a lot of good, creative ideas coming from these neighborhoods and the families living there,” said Bill Phillips, president and CEO of Neighborhoods Inc. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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