Kalamazoo Public Schools

10:25 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Meet Kalamazoo's School Board Candidates

Credit WMUK

The race for some seats on the Kalamazoo School Board is competitive this year. Five candidates are on the November fourth ballot.

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1:49 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

KPS Elementary Classes Starting Earlier

The change is in response to the state's decision to require school districts to increase the minimum amount of class time each year.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Elementary buildings in Kalamazoo Public Schools are adding 3 minutes to their school day this year, district officials say. For most buildings, that means the start time is 8:50 a.m. this year, versus 8:53 a.m. last year. The change was effective at the start of the school year.
6:34 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Kalamazoo School Board Approves Budget for Next School Year

Spending plan was approved on a 7-0 vote Thursday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has signed off on a $135.2 million operating budget for 2014-15, which represents a 1.5 percent increase in revenues and expenditures over 2013-14.
12:25 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Last Two Kalamazoo Schools Finally Out for Summer

Other KPS Schools finished school year last week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Today is the last day of school for Spring Valley Center for Exploration and Washington Writers' Academy, among the last kids in the region to start their summer break. Kalamazoo Public Schools was originally scheduled to end its school year on Wednesday, June 11, but the school year had to be extended for most students because of snow days.
12:10 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Kalamazoo Public School Officials Say Change in Funding Formula Short Changes District

KPS officials say increase doesn't match inflation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Officials in Kalamazoo Public Schools already were upset by a state proposal to increase their funding by $83 per student, an amount they decried as wholly inadequate. But they're even more furious about the final School Aid Budget, which gives them an increase of $50 per student.