6:13 am
Fri August 2, 2013

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

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.
7:19 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Benton Harbor Schools cuts almost $6-million over two school years

Superintendent hopes district can get long-term loan from state
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor Area Schools board voted Tuesday to cut almost $6 million from the district's future budgets in the hope of qualifying soon for a $4 million loan from the State Emergency Loan Fund.
7:57 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

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

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.
6:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Pennfield Schools superintendent out

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.
Governor Rick Snyder
3:38 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Snyder says Detroit should be "model" for municipal bankruptcy

Governor Rick Snyder interviewed Thursday at WMUK
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations


Governor Rick Snyder spoke with WMUK, MLive Kalamazoo and the Battle Creek Enquirer during a visit to Kalamazoo on Thursday. 

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