Calhoun County schools

10:16 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Salaries for school support staff varies in Calhoun County

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Enquirer analysis finds amount spent on employees other than teachers and administrators dropped over three year period
On a cold and snowy afternoon last week, Stuart Olsen went about his twice-daily routine that is designed to keep a couple dozen children safe. Trudging through the slush covering the lot of Lakeview School District's transportation depot, Olsen popped the hood of his school bus to check its vital organs.
8:11 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Southwest Michigan school districts use cash reserves to get out of debt

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Three districts moved out of deficit, one moved in during last year
Area schools pulled a combined $4.3 million from cash savings to cover budget shortfalls last school year. One local school district went broke while three others were able to move themselves out of deficit and into the black.
7:39 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Albion decision one of many education "crossroads" in Calhoun County

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Albion School board could vote this week to close district's high school to address budget shortfall
Failing everything else, the Wildcats were always there. When the Albion factories closed shop and the jobs went away, when the stores and restaurants shuttered, Albion High School was a constant source of pride for this small city. That was true for Ayana Wallace, 32. Her parents graduated from Albion High, and she did, too.
6:26 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Educators fear cuts as sequester deadline nears

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Cut would be small percentage of overall school spending, but would programs like special education and Head Start.
Area school districts and preschool providers nervously watched the countdown to deep federal spending cuts this week, unsure exactly what kind of effect that might have on the area. The federal sequestration spending cuts set to begin Friday could cut $84.7 million from Michigan education programs, according to an analysis from the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
6:15 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Students and parents make up less of Calhoun County's population

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Change in population has caused schools to turn to non-parents for volunteer work.
Cory William leaned over a computer in a classroom at Harper Creek High School last week, offering tips to a student trying to program a robot for the school's robotics club. Week after week for the past three years William has come, helping the dozen or so Robo Beavers teammates construct their machines for a competition this spring at Gull Lake High School.