Portage School Board

6:26 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Portage hears from public on superintendent search

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Portage Superintendent Ric Perry resigned January 14th. The board said an "Inappropriate relationship" with the district's Human Resources Director violated his contract.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Trust worthy, integrity, a communicator, experienced, high morals, a leader, reliable, visible, involved, media savvy and honest are just some of the characteristics Portage Public Schools parents, students and the community are looking for in a new superintendent.
6:26 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Portage Schools will review billboard deal

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During Monday night public hearing concerns were raised over billboards in residential neighborhoods, light pollution and possible safety concerns.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage Public Schools will review its contract with Adams Outdoor Advertising that allows the construction of four electronic billboards on three school properties after more than 75 people turned out Monday to air concerns.
6:21 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Portage School officials question whether Human Resources Director was consulting on district time

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Patricia Koeze resigned earlier this month after it was discovered she had taken a job with a charter school in Muskegon. She's also involved in the controversy that led to former Portage Superintendent Ric Perry's resignation.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Officials at Portage Public Schools say they were not aware that Patricia Koeze, who resigned as the district's human resources director on Jan. 21, had been working since June as a $2,000-a-month consultant for WayPoint Academy, a Muskegon charter school. "We were not aware of that at all," said Rob Olsen, Portage's acting superintendent.
7:19 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Former Portage Schools Human Resources Director resigns from Muskegon Charter School

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Patricia Koeze steps down as Superintendent of charter school in Muskegon, days after resigning from the Portage School District.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- For the second time this week, Patricia Koeze has resigned a job as a school administrator. Meanwhile, MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette has learned that Koeze's lawyer alleges she is the victim of a "smear campaign" by officials in Portage Public Schools.
6:30 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Portage School Board details charges against former Superintendent

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Report says Ric Perry's affair with Patricia Koeze impacted the decision to hire her as Human Resources Director
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage Public Schools Board of Education said former Superintendent Richard Perry engaged in several acts of misconduct all stemming from his "extramarital affair" with the district's former human resources director. The board on Tuesday approved and released a four-page list of charges against Perry that said represented a "material breach" of his contract and led to his suspension in December.

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