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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UPDATE: Further Muskegon Heights Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Appointment Details Shared By Interim Superintendent

The governor will not make any decisions on whom to appoint until after the board decides whether or not to appeal the ruling. Currently, the district has one week to appeal the decision, with a decision required by April 17. If appealed, the hearing will occur at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in Lansing.

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Muskegon Heights Public Schools Vendor Payment Plan: Smallest To Largest

Those owed less than $1,000 will generally be paid off first, then those owed less than $5,000, continuing upwards until those vendors owed the most receive payment.

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1000 Encouraged to Attend Muskegon Heights Public Schools “Town Hall” Meeting On Wednesday 2/15 At 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the performing arts center at Muskegon Heights High School and will run from 6 to 7:15 on Wednesday. Questions must be submitted in writing and should focus on topics relating to the district. Muskegon Heights High School Alumni Association President Joe Warren worked for months with others to get this meeting set. He challenged the community to “get off Facebook” and come to the meeting to hear facts and start taking action.

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UPDATE: State Police Investigation of Muskegon Heights Public Schools Found No Prosecutable Violations

Speaking with Michigan State Police’s Office of Public Affairs, 103.7 The Beat has learned that the state police ended their investigation because they found no prosecutable offenses regarding the alleged misuse of Title I federal funds by Muskegon Heights Public Schools.

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State Deputy Superintendent: State Police To Hand Muskegon Heights Funding Investigation Over To Federal Government

The federal government’s investigation will replace the Michigan State Police’s investigation according to Carol L. Wolenberg, who is Deputy Superintendent for the State Department of Education and also a member of the Governor’s review team recently tasked with determining the financial distress on the district.

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With Deficit Plan Deadline Looming, MAISD Offers Proposals To Right Heights Public Schools Finances

Despite widespread misinformation, the board of education retains decision-making powers for the district. While the school board asked the state last month to install Demetriou as an emergency financial manager for the district, the state has not taken action on the matter; Demetriou remains in an advisory role only.

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With New Mode of Operations, Heights Booster Club Looks To Expand Membership

One of the largest reforms that the club has worked on in recent years is how they interact with the athletic department. The Booster Club works through Muskegon Heights Athletic Director Keith Guy for all uses of funds to determine what is needed and make sure the district and the club do not duplicate efforts.

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Muskegon Heights Marching Band Earns Praise for Coast Guard Festival Appearance

“The people there were just so excited to see our band,” said board trustee and band parent Trinnell Scott. “It’s really great to see people in Grand Haven have an appreciation of the Muskegon Heights marching band.”

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School Board Votes to End Muskegon Heights Uniform Dress Code

Starting several meetings ago, a push from board vice president Ronald Jenkins to re-evaluate the policy included questions about how uniforms affected enrollment at the district. Board trustee Nate Johnson, the lone dissenting vote on the issue, said the board should not have pushed the issue in the few remaining weeks leading up to the new school year.

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Keeping High-Quality Teachers a Topic of Discussion at Muskegon Heights School Board Meeting

Board vice president Ronald Jenkins believes the district’s policies concerning teacher leave for continuing education are generous, but feels the district’s investment can be lost if those educators use their new certifications to leave the district.

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