New ABA Basketball Team to Play Part of Season in Muskegon

Team CEO Harold Whaley introduced the chief leadership of the organization at the County Commission meeting, which includes several local names.

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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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After Unprecedented and Possibly Bellwether Emergency Financial Manager Request, Muskegon Heights Board Of Education Dispels Rumors, Says Farewell To Superintendent Bryant

Board president Burrell noted at Monday’s meeting that the district’s move to proactively ask for an EFM was not just unprecedented, but it might be a bellwether move for the whole state to follow. Coincidental to last week’s request by Muskegon Heights, some members of Michigan’s state legislature might be asking Governor Snyder to change the existing emergency financial manager law to function in a similar way.

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Heights School Board Questions Validity of State Takeover Comments, Gives Deficit Answer Timeline

Comments from Education Achievement System chancellor John Covington come as the board, district superintendent Dr. Dana Bryant, the district’s auditors and representatives of other arms of the district will head to Lansing Wednesday to submit their deficit elimination plan for the coming school year.

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Four Full Days After Count Day, Muskegon Heights School Board & Public in the Dark About Enrollment Numbers, Chain Of Command

A chain-of-command issue surrounding a fundraiser drew much attention to deeper concerns from the board concerning a lack of transparency: over four days after school districts in Muskegon County took official counts of their students, Muskegon Heights Public Schools has not reported its numbers to the public or, as Board Vice President Ronald Jenkins noted, to the district’s school board.

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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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Muskegon Heights Makes Department Of Education-Defined Adequate Yearly Progress

Discussion at Thursday’s meeting was upbeat, as these improvements were regarded as a sign of progress, as the district overall has not made AYP in many years.

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