Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Charter District Slips Onto Deficit Watch List

This is not to be confused with the deficit that Muskegon Heights Public Schools continues to carry from before it outsourced educational and other services to Mosaica Education in 2012.

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STEAM, PSAPs and Paragon: Muskegon Heights Charter Operator Explains New Curriculum

A PSAP, or Personal Student Achievement Plan, will be reviewed with each student plus teachers and parents every 10 weeks through the year to see what goals are being met adjustments should be made.

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New Muskegon Heights Athletic Director Speaks On Coming Months

Open gym, weight training and other athletic preparation can start once building principals are hired, according to Metcalf. Eidelman indicated some principals would be hired by Thursday and the rest would be in place by Monday.

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Heights Public Schools Emergency Manager Details “Unfinished Business” For District

Dr. Donald Weatherspoon indicated he would have an answer from the Michigan Department of Treasury around August 1 regarding restructuring of the district’s debt.

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Muskegon Heights Charter Board Passes Budget; Mosaica Hires Regional VP

“The goal is to pour as many resources in the schooling as possible in the first year instead of building surpluses or deficits,” said Mosaica vice president for school finance Roger Gray.

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Muskegon Heights Charter Board Signs Management Contract

More decisions would be made at next Monday’s 4 p.m. board meeting, followed by a district unity gathering at the high school at 5:30. The hiring process will begin starting tomorrow, according to Mosaica’s president.

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Muskegon Heights Teachers Union, Emergency Financial Manager Settle Before Hearing Regarding Layoffs

Key provisions of the multi-part settlement appear to revolve around the short notice of termination of health benefits and the disruption of the Weatherspoon’s short timeline to enact any educational plan before the start of the coming school year.

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The Long Road To Labor Day: How The Emergency Financial Manager’s Charter Plan Is Set To Roll Out

Once a private management company is selected, Dr. Weatherspoon will appoint a three-member charter board, who will oversee the company’s operations. The publicly elected Board of Education will serve as an advisory role to Weatherspoon and the charter board.

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How Will The Muskegon Heights Charter School Academy System Pay Off District Debt?

Key to the plan is a request to continue the current tax assessed on the residents of Muskegon Heights to pay for the building of the high school over a decade ago. This tax expires in 2013, but Weatherspoon will propose to continue it beyond that date. Those funds would go toward paying down the district’s debt.

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Muskegon Heights Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Explains Thought Process That Led To Charter School District Plan

Between academic and facilities improvements, Dr. Weatherspoon believes the tide of students leaving can be stemmed or even reversed. He repeatedly stated Wednesday that academic improvement is inextricably tied to the district’s financial woes.

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View Tonight’s Presentation By Heights Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Dr. Weatherspoon

Andrew Trzaska | May 30, 2012 103.7 The Beat has received a copy of tonight’s community presentation led by Dr. Donald

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