Albion-Marshall merger

10:36 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Financially troubled school districts could close or consolidate

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Albion's closing of high school one of many decision in state made to deal with financial problems
Insolvent school districts could be shut down and their students sent to neighboring districts within three weeks under bipartisan legislation proposed by two Michigan lawmakers. State Reps. David Rutledge, D-Ypsilanti, and Bill Rogers, R-Brighton, introduced a bill last week to allow the state to dissolve districts that run out of cash.
6:07 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Albion delays agreement for high school students to go to Marshall

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Albion school board voted last month to close district's high school
ALBION - The Albion school board on Tuesday tabled a contract that would formalize the merger of Albion and Marshall high schools as a meeting meant to last 30 minutes stretched to 2½hours of impassioned comment from officials and residents.
6:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Marshall School Board approves agreement to accept Albion high school students

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One-year agreement would be renewed each year until one of the two district opts out.
MARSHALL - The Marshall Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement that will send Albion high schoolers west to Marshall High for their education in the fall. Marshall board members and Albion Board of Education President Al Pheley, who was in the audience, said the deal, called the Cooperative Education Program Agreement, is a historic -- and exciting -- move for both districts.
10:39 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Albion School Board lays off high school staff

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Layoffs follow decision two weeks ago to close Albion High School
ALBION - More than 100 years of combined educational experience was let go from Albion Public Schools Tuesday as the Board of Education worked to finish a cost-cutting plan that will send its high schoolers to Marshall. The board voted 5-0 Tuesday, with Trustee Vivian Davis absent, to lay off 14 high school teachers and paraprofessionals.
7:31 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Forum held in Marshall on merger of high school with Albion

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Vote on cooperative agreement is scheduled for next week
MARSHALL - Marshall Karen Diatta was the first to speak. She was fairly new to Marshall, she said, and her youngest child was in the the city's elementary school system. In her short time in the historic town, Diatta said she has quickly noticed that the school system creates a strong bond among students early on.

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