State Senate Bills Would Require “Uncensored” Teaching of Declaration of Independence, Other Documents

Senate Bills (SB) 120, 121, and 423 may move forward for a vote after the Senate’s two-week Thanksgiving recess, which is currently underway. Click through for more.

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Muskegon Superintendent Sets Budget Cut Targets Ahead of Sending Deficit Plan to State

Muskegon Public Schools superintendent Jon Felske believes the district needs to cut approximately $7.2 million from its budget next year to be out of its deficit within the two years mandated by the state.

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Muskegon Public Schools Spring Head Count Released, Next Year’s Funding Picture Shaky

With the last week’s spring student count day complete, Muskegon’s board of education revealed their spring head count numbers at Tuesday’s full board meeting.

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Muskegon Superintendent Claims State Keeps More Education Funding Under New Model

Superintendent Jon Felske claims funds are withheld by the State of Michigan when students switch districts. Referring to them as “transient students”, he noted these students might move mid-week and miss several days of school between leaving one district and starting at another.

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Next Year’s Muskegon Public Schools Budget Cuts to Hit Band, Food Service, Craig School

Next year’s budget will also not include costs for operating Craig School, as the board voted on a separate agenda item to close the building starting with the 2012-2013 school year and relocate its students to the MCEC building.

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In Light of Consolidation, Muskegon Public Schools Administration Details Plans For 2012-2013 Teacher Hiring

During Tuesday’s board meeting, Savage made a correction on a May 1 memo regarding the rehiring process for sixth grade teachers. “Sixth grade teachers will not automatically displaced but will receive assignments based on their seniority and level of certification,” said assistant superintendent Betty Savage.

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Muskegon Board of Education Passes Consolidation Plan; Nims, Bluffton, McLaughlin To Close

“The ultimate goal is that we’re one district, from K-12, as Big Reds through whole time,” said district superintendent Jon Felske. “Please allow our children the opportunity to absorb everything we want to give to them… We have your children’s best interests at heart.”

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