The decision to close Albion High School last week means big changes for that district and neighboring Marshall schools where most of the high school students will likely end up.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that State Senator Mike Nofs, whose district includes both of the Calhoun County school districts, says the state should provide some aid to assist with the transition this summer.
Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley also wrote recently on the issue of race in the merger of the two high schools. Albion High School is predominantly African-American while Marshall High School is overwhelmingly white.
Hinkley also wrote on his blog about criticism he received for writing the article, and why he thought it was necessary.