Marshall schools

"ALBION - The Albion Board of Education took a first formal step Tuesday night in a process that could lead to the district becoming part of Marshall Public Schools. The Albion Public Schools board voted 6-1 Tuesday to move forward with the annexation process, with Trustee Sonya Brown dissenting." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"The Marshall Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday to empower Superintendent Randy Davis to enter discussions with Albion Public Schools on the possible consolidation or annexation of Albion's district into Marshall." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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.