Marshall schools

Marshall Public Schools leaders anticipate laying off eight people, including four teachers, as they map out their budget for next year. Along with four teachers, Superintendent Randy Davis said Tuesday the district also plans to lay off one central administrative worker as well as three support staff members. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

LANSING -- The Michigan State Board of Education has whittled down the field of candidates to just three after interviews of six semifinalists on Tuesday and Wednesday. Vickie Markavitch, superintendent of Oakland Schools, Scott Menzel, superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and Brian Whiston, superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools are the three finalists. Marshall Superintendent Randy Davis was among the others interviewed. (MLive)

Battle Creek Enquirer

Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley opens We Are One with a story about his fourth grade class at Post Elementary School. 

Battle Creek school officials did not bid on running the academy because of budgetary concerns

One-year agreement would be renewed each year until one of the two district opts out.