Kalamazoo Public Schools

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The Kalamazoo and Saginaw School District have formally filed a lawsuit against the State School Reform Office. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public Schools will take the state to court to prevent the potential closure of two elementary schools. The district announced Thursday that it plans to file a lawsuit against the School Reform Office next week in the Michigan Court of Claims.

KPS Superintendent Michael Rice says that Saginaw’s public schools have joined the lawsuit, which also includes several KPS parents.

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) As the state School Reform Office moves closer to potentially closing multiple schools across Michigan, a bill ending the law is being hotly debated in the Legislature. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public Schools has said “no thanks” to allowing weapons at its schools. The district’s decision to bar things like guns and knives follows a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision, which found that districts do have a right to ban weapons.

The KPS board voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of the new policy.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

"Our children are not failures." That was the theme of a public forum Wednesday, February 1, on the possibility that the state might close two of Kalamazoo's public schools.

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