school consolidation

2:11 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

First day of school goes smoothly in Marshall as high school merger with Albion becomes reality

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Marshall High School principal says school is "bigger" but otherwise not changed
MARSHALL - Worries about merging two vastly different schools gave way to fears about finding the right classroom on time as Albion high schoolers headed to Marshall High School for the first day of the academic year on Tuesday. Buses from Albion arrived at Marshall High at about 7:20 a.m.
7:57 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Hundreds of additional students would be needed to reopen Albion High School

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Agreement between Marshall and Albion is one-year contract that renews until one district drops out
ALBION - To many parents, May 14 seemed like the end. Facing a $1.2 million deficit that officials called otherwise insurmountable, the Albion Public Schools Board of Education voted to stop offering grades nine through 12 and to send those students to Marshal Public Schools.
9:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Southwest Michigan superintendents skeptical that consolidation can lead to big savings

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State Superintendent Mike Flanagan wants intermediate districts in charge of transportation, food service and other operations
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Southwest Michigan superintendents expressed initial skepticism regarding a proposed plan to consolidate schools' administrative services among the state's 57 intermediate districts.
12:17 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

New Ypsilanti Community Schools pursue Kalamazoo Promise-like program

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New district is combination of Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts
One goal of the Ypsilanti Community Schools district is to ensure all students have the chance to earn college credit or career credentials by the time they don their caps and gowns to receive their high school diplomas.