Kalamazoo Public Schools

KALAMAZOO, MI -- More teacher training in classroom management, a special-education consultant and upgrades in the elementary library program are among the new expenditures in the 2015-16 budget plan for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency says a millage on the May 5 ballot would close the gap in its special-education budget.

Voters in KRESA’s nine districts will decide whether to approve a six-year, 1.5 mill increase on the current 2.8 mill rate. That works out to an extra $75 a year on a property whose taxable value is $100,000.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A Kalamazoo Central High School student carrying pepper spray in her pocket accidentally discharged the canister, causing the evacuation of eight classrooms Tuesday afternoon, a school spokesman said. Six students required medical attention and two were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure because of underlying health conditions, said Alex Lee, spokesman for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A 16-year-old boy who is one of four teens facing criminal charges in connection with the firing of a gun at Loy Norrix High School Tuesday morning may be tried as an adult. Prosecutors plan to request that a Kalamazoo County judge designate the juvenile's case so he can be tried as an adult on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and violation of a weapon-free school zone, according to a petition filed Wednesday by prosecutors. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Four Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School students have been arrested after one of them accidentally fired a handgun in a boys restroom Tuesday morning, police said. The gun, a semi-automatic pistol, was fired by a 10th-grade boy, according to a news release issued by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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