Portage Public Schools

10:03 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Portage Schools Seeks More Input on Facilities With Second Online Survey

Facilities steering committee will consider results when they meet in December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage Public Schools is asking stakeholders to take a second survey online for a week on the future of its school buildings and athletic facilities. More than 150 checked the survey Thursday night at Portage Central High School in the second community forum as part of the effort to build a Portage schools facility master plan that if voters approve could take more than 10 years to accomplish.
5:25 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Four Run for Portage School Board

Portage Central High School
Credit WMUK

In Portage, as in Kalamazoo, the race for some seats on the Board of Education is competitive this year.

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4:17 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Portage interim superintendent to be reimbursed pension fine

Rob Olsen took over as interim superintendent after the Portage Public School Board suspended former superintendent Ric Perry for having an affair.
PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Public Schools Board of Education has agreed to reimburse Rob Olsen for a $19,073 penalty he had to pay to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System as a result of his recent stint as Portage interim superintendent.
7:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent files suit

Ric Perry is trying to overturn a arbitrator’s ruling that said the Portage school board had a right to force him out of his position.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Richard Perry, former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, has filed a lawsuit to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Portage school board was justified in forcing him out. The suit was filed July 9 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, 20 days after the arbitrator's decision was released.
7:39 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Portage School Board praises outgoing Superintendent Rob Olsen

Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang takes over as Superintendent of Portage Schools in August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Portage Public Schools Acting Superintendent Rob Olsen ended his brief run as head of the district Monday night with lavish thanks and praise from the school board, administrators and the public.