Portage Public Schools

2:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Portage school billboard opponents get support

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Because of public opposition, Adams Outdoor Advertising recently dropped a request to put a new billboard next to Angling Road Elementary near I-94.
PORTAGE, MI - Opponents of billboards proposed to be placed on Portage Public Schools properties have found support from the city of Portage. About 15 residents attended the Portage City Council meeting Tuesday to say they will continue to fight the remaining three billboards proposed by Adams Outdoor Advertising.
6:23 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Portage officials pull one of four billboards from proposed outdoor advertising agreement

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Acting Superintendent Rob Olson says Adams Outdoor Advertising has agreed to drop billboard at Angling Road Elementary School.
PORTAGE, MI - One of four controversial billboards to be placed on Portage Public Schools properties will be pulled under a proposal between the school district and Adams Outdoor Advertising. Acting Superintendent Rob Olsen said that Adams has agreed not to do the controversial Angling Road Elementary School billboard that was most opposed by more 75 people who turned out Feb.
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

MEAP test results show improvement for Kalamazoo area districts

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Kalamazoo School District makes gains, but scores remain below state-wide average
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A majority of Kalamazoo-area school districts showed gains in reading and math in all grades on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exams, according to results released today by the Michigan Department of Education. The local results mirrored statewide trends for the tests, which were administered in October 2012.
7:19 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Community meeting to be held on Portage Schools' billboard proposal

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The meeting will address questions about a proposed contract to rent out school property for billboard space
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Portage Public Schools is holding a community meeting to address a burgeoning controversy over renting school space for four electronic billboard signs to be owned and operated by Adams Outdoor Advertising. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Portage North Middle School cafeteria, acting Superintendent Rob Olsen said.
6:33 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Portage Schools Human Resources Director resigns after starting job in Muskegon

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Koeze has been identified as the employee involved in a relationship with former Superintendent Ric Perry who resigned last week.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Patricia Koeze has submitted her resignation as Portage Public Schools' human resources director, Portage school officials said Monday, hours after they learned Koeze had started a new job in Muskegon without telling them. "Dr. Koeze has tendered her 'involuntary resignation' effective immediately," said a statement issued by the Portage Public Schools late Monday.

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