Portage Public Schools

Portage Superintendent Search
10:02 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Portage identifies sole finalist for superintendent

Portage Central High School - file photo
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Interview with Julie Mack

The Portage School Board has identified the candidate they want to interview as they search for a new superintendent. Greg Gray is currently the superintendent of the Brighton Area School District. 

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7:54 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Interim Human Resources Director for Portage Schools resigns after month on job

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Mark Love was hired after Patricia Koeze resigned in January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- After only a month on the job, Mark Love has resigned as interim human-resources director of Portage Public Schools. The resignation was effective Monday, April 8. "It just wasn't a good fit for all of us, so we're moving forward," said Sarah Baker, PPS spokeswoman.
9:06 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Portage Public Schools budget plans don't include pay increases

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Scenarios were presented to the school board based on Governor Snyder's budget plan presented last month.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Best- and worst-case 2013-14 budget scenarios for Portage Public Schools do not include funding for base-salary increases, according to a presentation at Monday's Portage school board meeting. Raising base salaries for 2013-14 "will require negotiations but would seems obtainable based on circumstances," says a memo written by Karla Colestock, the district's finance director, who made Monday's presentation.
7:21 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Arbitration hearing for former Portage Superintendent to be held in May

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Perry resigned in January after his affair with the district's human resources director became public
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- An arbitration hearing involving Portage Public Schools and former superintendent Ric Perry has been scheduled for May 21-23, Portage school board President Bo Snyder said. The hearing, which will be closed to the public, will determine whether the board violated Perry's contract and whether Perry is due additional money from the district.
6:12 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Consultant says there are about 15 applicants for Portage Superintendent

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Board is expected to pick finalists for interviews March 29th.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- There are about 15 applicants so far to be the next superintendent of Portage Public Schools, and the final pool likely will have 20 to 25 candidates, said a consultant working with the school board to fill the position.