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2 Rochester Hills schools to reopen after water tests OK

Rochester Hills — Two schools in Rochester Hills will reopen Wednesday after a certified-lab determined mercury was not found at high levels in school water samples. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett announced Tuesday afternoon that testing company Paragon Laboratories examined eight water samples from Van Hoosen Middle School and Rochester Adams High School and found all samples returned a “non-detect” for mercury. This means that based on certified laboratory testing, mercury was not detected in the water, according to a statement on the Rochester Community Schools website. (Detroit News)


Romulus Board of Education files lawsuit against Inkster, treasurer over tax money

The Romulus Board of Education has filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court against the city of Inkster and its treasurer. According to a statement by the board, the suit, which also names Inkster Treasurer Darrin Carington, the suit is filed due to Inkster’s alleged “failure to levy a school district tax approved by the voters. “The failure or refusal to levy this approved tax, which was levied by other cities, including Romulus and Westland, deprives the Romulus Community School District of critical operating funds.” (Southgate News Herald)


Dearborn teachers to receive 12 percent pay raise over five years

Students and teachers alike could be applauding a new Dearborn School teacher contact that starts next school year. Teachers will be seeing a 12 percent pay raise over the five years of the contract. The district will continue to contribute towards health insurance, and new teachers can be hired in at a higher salary, especially for difficult-to-fill positions, like special education and high school science and math. Elementary students will be promised 15 minutes of recess with their teacher in both the morning and afternoon each day. They also will see their lunch periods increased by eight minutes to 38 minutes. (Dearborn Press & Guide)


Catholic schools continue to close; Archdiocese of Detroit hopes to correct that

Catholic education runs through Westland resident Scott Brigmon's veins. A graduate of St. Agatha High School in Redford, he wanted all his children to attend Catholic schools, including his daughter Macy, who was set to attend Ladywood High School in the fall. She shadowed for a day at the school and visited during an open house last fall, Brigmon said, and she was all set to head to Ladywood for the next four years. "When she was at Ladywood, it was like she was home," he said. "Like there was a community there she could belong to." Then several weeks later, the news dropped: Ladywood, which operated on Newburgh in Livonia for more than 50 years, would close at the end of the school year. (Observer & Eccentric)


Romulus students taking care of business earning Microsoft certification in high school

Students looking to be a step ahead of others upon leaving high school have an opportunity to do so by earning Microsoft certification through Romulus Community Schools.A business lab equipped with 30 dual monitored student stations is available for students at Romulus High School, helping them get prepared for post high school employment. The lab has three 65-inch touch screen smart boards that allow students to present business portfolios, and the instructor a chance to offer industry-standard instruction. Julia Salerno, business management teacher, believes it is important for students to have every advantage possible leaving high school. (Southgate News Herald)


3 votes the difference in 2 metro Detroit school elections

Three votes. That was the big difference for school proposals in not one, but two metro Detroit communities that saw losses in Tuesday's election, according to the unofficial vote totals posted online. Van Dyke Public Schools in Macomb County and Ecorse Public Schools in Wayne County both asked voters to weigh in on proposals to create sinking funds — special millages that allow schools to collect tax revenue to pay for major repairs and building projects. In Van Dyke, voters rejected the proposal by a vote of 342 no to 339 yes. In Ecorse, the vote totals were 175 no to 172 yes. (Detroit Free Press)

Related stories:

> Detroit News: Van Dyke school tax falls just short

> Detroit News: Bloomfield Hills, Southfield taxes win

> Oakland Press: Voters in Bloomfield, Southfield school districts approve sinking fund requests

> Macomb Daily: Macomb Community College, Roseville and Van Dyke schools have funding proposals on Tuesday ballot


Voters pass Airport’s bond request

CARLETON — Voters in Airport Community Schools have passed a bond that will provide for several upgrades to the district and reopen an elementary school. The 21-year $15.75 million bond issue passed 1,259 to 967. “Airport Schools is absolutely thrilled for the safety, security and space this bond proposal will bring to the students and staff at Airport,” Supt. John Krimmel said. “I am not surprised that this community has again supported our great school and the educational programs we deliver to the kids of this community.” (Monroe News)


Improvements coming to Trenton schools; voters support bond proposal

There is going to be some remodeling of buildings and classrooms in Trenton Public Schools in the near future now that voters have passed a bond proposal. Trenton residents let their voices be heard at the polls in Tuesday's election supporting the  $57.1 million bond proposal that will addressed a long list of projects for all Trenton schools. Residents voted 2,098 to 1,422 in favor of the proposal. The owner of a house with a taxable value of $100,000 will see an additional $200 annually in taxes. (Southgate News-Herald)


Divine Child ends prom 'modesty ponchos'

Dearborn — Divine Child High School principal has rescinded a plan to require female students to wear “modesty ponchos” at prom on May 12 if their dresses are too revealing. Staff of the Dearborn Catholic high school was set to hand out “modesty ponchos” to students whose prom dresses are deemed inappropriate or do not abide by school policy, one student wrote on Twitter. The would-be attendee recently tweeted a photo showing a salmon-colored cloak on mannequins inside the school with a note saying: “If your dress does not meet our formal dance dress requirements - no problem! We’ve got you covered - literally…” (Detroit News)

Related stories:

> Huffington Post: School Hangs Up ‘Modesty Ponchos’ To Ensure Students Abide By Prom Dress Code

> Detroit Free Press: Divine Child no longer plans to pass out prom 'modesty ponchos'


Every senior at Melvindale High School accepted to college, trade school or military

It’s a banner year for Melvindale High School. 100 percent of the senior class was accepted into some type of higher learning institution. Most chose college, with 93 percent being accepted to at least one school, followed by five percent choosing trade schools and the remaining two percent enlisting in the military. The numbers are up from about 91 percent last year. “After another year of working to promote a college going culture, Melvindale High School held its third annual Decision Day ceremony for the class of 2018,” councilor Lemya Ahmed said. (Southgate News Herald)


Southgate closed district-wide after website hacker posts threat to shoot up Anderson High School

Southgate Community Schools were closed Thursday and Friday after someone hacked into the district website and left a message claiming he or she would “shoot up” Anderson High School. According to a letter sent to families in the district, the high school’s page was hacked and “disturbing material” was posted on the online calendar. While the message was only up shortly, someone took screen shots of the message and it spread around social media, especially on Snapchat and Facebook. (Southgate News Herald)


Westwood Schools name new superintendent

A new leader soon will be at the helm of the Westwood Community School District. Stiles Simmons was chosen as the district’s next superintendent by the Board of Education and will begin serving in the top job July 1. He replaces current Supt. Sue Carnell, who is retiring June 30. Simmons, the current superintendent of Baldwin Community Schools in Lake County, previously was the chief administrative officer for Mosaica Education, Inc. in Washington, D.C. He started his education career as an elementary school teacher in Detroit Public Schools. “I am excited that the board selected me to serve as its next superintendent, and I am looking forward to continuing the great work done by the faculty, the Board of Education, and (Carnell) and her administrative team,” Simmons said. (Dearborn Press & Guide)




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