Pennfield schools

6:13 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Pennfield names "stand in" superintendent will consider interim candidates next week

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Ben Laser stepped down as Pennfield Superintendent July 24th
In a brief meeting Thursday, the Pennfield Schools Board of Education tapped the district's technology director as a stand-in superintendent and a set a meeting next week to discuss potential interim leaders. In a 5-0 vote, with Trustees Craig Korpela and Scott Baxter absent, the board named Technology Director Tim Everett a stand-in superintendent authorized to make decisions for the district as the first day of school approaches.
6:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Pennfield Schools superintendent out

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No reason given for Ben Laser's departure. School board president says superintendent wasn't fired
Ben Laser is no longer superintendent of Pennfield Schools after he and the district's Board of Education apparently reached a mutual agreement for him to step down. Jerry Stone, president of the Pennfield board, said Thursday the agreement was struck during a special meeting Wednesday after a three-member board committee met with Laser over the past two weeks to reach a deal.
12:47 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Proposals on ballot Tuesday for Battle Creek, Pennfield, Marshall schools

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Battle Creek trying again for renewal of millage to pay for upkeep of facilities
Rebuffed by voters last fall, officials in Battle Creek Public Schools have hit the pavement this spring trying to convince residents of the need for a tax to fund facilities upkeep. In November, 52 percent of voters nixed a six-year renewal of BCPS' 2-mill sinking fund property tax, which funds upkeep and renovation throughout the district's aging properties.