Portage Superintendent Search
8:28 am
Mon May 13, 2013

E-mails raise questions about transparency of Portage Superintendent search

Portage Central High School - file photo
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Portage School Board members identified their preferred candidate for superintendent and discussed contract details before naming Greg Gray the sole finalist. MLive Kalamazoo has examined e-mails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act

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Albion Public Schools
8:21 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Albion Schools consider major steps to address budget shortfall

Albion High School marquee
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Albion Public School officials are considering drastic action to address a $1-million budget shortfall. That could include closing the district's high school.

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3:43 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Albion thinking about closing its high school

The district's school board plans to hold a public forum on the issue Thursday at 6 p.m. at the high school library.
ALBION - The Albion Public Schools Board of Education is sure it wants to keep grades kindergarten through eight in the district, the board president said Wednesday, but is considering outsourcing its high school grades to cover a $1 million budget shortfall. Board President Al Pheley said Wednesday that the board is giving serious consideration to four options.
Portage Superintendent Search
7:40 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Why is Portage still looking for a new Superintendent?

Portage Central High School - file photo
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The Portage School Board has decided to reopen its search for a new superintendent. But MLive Kalamazoo reports that some board members are questioning why they weren't able to find a candidate the first time around. 

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11:53 am
Sun April 28, 2013

WMU student media fee a trendsetter?

Sidewalk sign urges support for WMU's student media fee
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Western Michigan University may have been ahead of the curve in the way it supports student media. Earlier this month, university trustees approved a five-dollar fee that all students will pay beginning this fall. Students approved the fee in a referendum late last month. It will raise about $150,000 a year to support the Western Herald, WMU's student newspaper, and the student-run radio station WIDR-FM.

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