Covert Schools

6:55 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Covert Superintendent remains optimistic

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Bobbi Morehead says drop in enrollment was expected because of "instability"
COVERT - New Covert schools Superintendent Bobbi Morehead said she loves her new job despite major challenges facing the district.
12:06 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Covert School enrollment down after last year's financial crisis

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Last summer's turmoil threatened to close district
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT, MI -- Enrollment for Covert Public Schools stands at 361 this fall, a 25 percent drop from the 2012-13 school year and half of the district's headcount four years ago. A school official provided the enrollment number to the Kalamazoo Gazette, but declined comment. The state's official count day was Oct.
11:27 am
Sun August 18, 2013

State: Covert School budget crisis could have been avoided

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The State Treasury Department says the district should have received about half of a $3.9 million property tax payment by New Covert Generating Company but instead got only $90,000.
COVERT, MI -- If the Covert Township and Van Buren County treasurers had followed the advice of a state official in April, Covert Public Schools may not have had a fiscal meltdown this summer.
4:46 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Covert Schools will open thanks to agreement

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Property tax dispute had put this school year in question
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT, MI -- A deal has been reached that will allow Covert Public Schools to open for the 2013-14 school year, according to a statement released Friday by officials in Van Buren County and the owners of New Covert Generating Co. Under the deal, the district will get some funding from the owners of the New Covert Generating plant.
7:14 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Covert braces for possible closing of school district

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School board will meet Monday to determine whether district can secure $2.5-million loan from state
COVERT - News that the financially strapped Covert school system may close its doors this fall has hit this community hard.