Some Michigan Schools Expecting COVID Surge Go Virtual, Cancel ClassesThe continued rise in coronavirus cases across Michigan and an expected surge following Christmas and the New Year has extended the holiday break for some students.
Michigan Schools Hiring More Than 500 Mental Health StaffersSchools across Michigan are recruiting 562 mental and physical health professionals, the governor announced as experts said the increase is needed after years of understaffing and overburdening schools.
Michigan Officials Urge Schools To Delay Or Make Large Events VirtualMichigan health and education officials are urging schools to postpone or make virtual large gatherings, including sporting events, if they are not “essential" — as COVID-19 cases spike across the state.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill For Non-Teaching Staff To Work As SubsMichigan public schools can use non-teaching staff as substitute teachers the rest of the academic year under a law designed to address a shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.
Oxford School Board Holds First Meeting Since Tragic High School ShootingThe Oxford Community Schools district held its first school board meeting Tuesday since the deadly shooting at Oxford High School.
MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan SchoolsThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is updating quarantine recommendations for schools amid a COVID surge.
More Than 100 Michigan Schools Close Due To Copycat Threats After Oxford High ShootingMany schools are expected to close on Monday, and parents are urged to check their student's school website.
Whitmer Seeks $300M For COVID-19 Testing At Michigan SchoolsThe money was included in the relief law approved by Congress and President Joe Biden in March.
Michigan Schools Taking Thanksgiving Week Off As COVID Cases RiseSeveral school districts in Michigan have pulled the plug on classes the entire week due to the massive COVID surge seen across the state.
Detroit Schools Shifting To Online Learning On Fridays In December To Ease COVID StressThe Detroit Public Schools Community District said it will switch to online learning on Fridays in December in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the need for mental health relief.
Genesee County Dropping School Mask Order On Dec. 22The department strongly recommends that students still wear masks, but the policy will be up to school officials, said Dr. Pamela Hackert, the county medical director.
Ballot Drive Launched To Bypass Gov. Whitmer Veto Of Voucher PlanA ballot drive was launched Monday to sidestep Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's planned veto of Republican-proposed legislation that would authorize a school voucher-style system in Michigan.
Detroit Charter School Door To Door Efforts To Find Students Missing From Classroom, Paying OffIn an effort to find students who had not shown up for school, staff at the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences have been making home visits looking for students. In the past two weeks they’ve located 60-70 kids and have returned them to school.
Whitmer Signs K-12 Funding Budget Aimed At Creating EquityGov. Gretchen Whitmer signed off on a $17.1 billion K-12 budget on Tuesday, July 13, in Grand Rapids in an effort to close a decades-long funding gap among school districts in Michigan.
20 New Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported In Michigan SchoolsThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported there are new coronavirus outbreaks in 20 Michigan schools.