Albion-Marshall merger

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Western Michigan University Professor Walter Burt says “There are no secrets when it comes to school consolidation. It needs to be transparent.” 

"If state officials and Albion Public Schools voters give their stamp of approval, the Albion school district will be annexed to Marshall Public Schools later this year." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"MARSHALL -- Next month, Albion Public Schools' middle school students will be learning at Marshall Middle School. The Marshall Board of Education voted 4-3 Tuesday to accept the Albion district board's invitation to broaden their cooperative agreement so students in grades 6-8 would be sent to Marshall at the start of the next semester in January. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Marshall Public Schools will hold two community forums next week about potentially annexing Albion Public Schools." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"ALBION - The Albion Board of Education took a first formal step Tuesday night in a process that could lead to the district becoming part of Marshall Public Schools. The Albion Public Schools board voted 6-1 Tuesday to move forward with the annexation process, with Trustee Sonya Brown dissenting." (Battle Creek Enquirer)