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RPS - Dr. Shibler's most recent letter to legislators

RPS - Dr. Shibler's most recent letter to legislators

From: http://www.rockfordschools.org

May 17, 2011

Dear Kent County Legislators:


Rebasing K-12 Funding is Wrong. By now, you know that there exists adequate funding in the School Aid Fund to prevent radical cuts to K-12 education for 2011-12. There is no reason to "rebase" school districts throughout Michigan to the 2005-06 funding level per student. Instead of building a strong Michigan public school system, this "rebasing" will set all districts BACK six years. Please DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN.

Rockford school board candidates

Rockford school board candidates

Voters in the Rockford Public School District will elect two school board members in the May 3rd election.

There are two board seats up for election and only two candidates, both of whom are incumbents.

Laura Featherston is currently the Vice President of the school board and has been a member since 2006.Carol Hillman currently serves as the Treasurer of the school board and has been a member since 2003.

Rockford Board of Education members serve 4 year terms.

Click here to read more about all of the current Rockford Public Schools Board of Education members.

You can also see a complete list of Kent County elections here.

Rockford Superintendent Addresses Potential Budget Cuts

Rockford Superintendent Addresses Potential Budget Cuts

Superintendent Dr. Shibler has been addressing potential budget cuts to the Rockford Public School District that would be a result from Governor Snyder’s budget proposal.  He has been organizing parent budget informational meetings to explain how the potential budget reductions will impact students for the 2011-2012 school year.  Dr. Shibler will be at Lakes Elementary tomorrow, April 26 at 7pm to discuss this issue and answer questions from concerned parents.  Attached is a list of all the upcoming informational meetings – these meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about these potential budget changes:

April 26, 7pm – Lakes

April 27, 7pm – Valley View

May 03, 7pm – Booster Organization: Band

May 10, 9am – Crestwood

May 10, 7pm – Rougewood

May 17, 630p – Parkside

May 18, 630pm – Meadow Ridge

Cannon Township - Clerk's Corner...

By: Bonnie Blackledge
From: http://www.cannontwp.org

Change in Board Dynamics

By now you're probably aware that your Township Board has shuffled around its members due to Peter MacGregor's election as your State Representative. Steve Grimm has moved from Trustee to Supervisor, and Diane Jones was selected from a talented pool to be your newest Trustee (see related article). This change has triggered others, such as a change in membership on the Board Committees. For a current list of members of each committee, please check our website-www.cannontwp.org and see the various committees listed there.

Cemetery Update

Rockford City Council Meets April 11th

Rockford City Council Meets April 11th

From the City of Rockford:

Rockford City Council meets to discuss and act on City business. The public is invited to attend. Monday, April 11th. 7-9pm at 7 South Monroe Street in Rockford.

Rockford Superintendent responds to Snyder's proposed budget

ROCKFORD, Mich. - Rockford Public School Superintendent, Dr. Michael Shibler, has posted a response to Governor Snyder's proposed budget to the Rockford Public School website.

Dr. Shibler outlines how the proposed budget would have a "catastrophic" effect on the district by reducing per student funding by $900 or a total of over $7.2 million.

The complete response can be read by clicking here.

Representative MacGregor to hold office hours at Cannon Township Center

Representative MacGregor to hold office hours at Cannon Township Center

ROCKFORD, Mich. - State Representative Pete MacGregor, who was recently sworn in to the 96th state legislature to represent Michigan's 73rd House District, will hold office hours at the Cannon Township Center on Saturday, February 11, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

MacGregor, a former small business owner and local public official, was elected to the House seat in November to serve his first term in the State House.

Citizens are encouraged to stop by to voice their concerns. Visit http://www.cannontwp.org for additional information.