Schools

CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education will be on the lookout for a new trustee. On Monday, the board accepted the resignation of trustee Sarah Vollmer, effective June 8. In her resignation letter, Vollmer said because of her husband’s job, both of them...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - One of the vans in the Three Rivers Community Schools fleet outfitted with a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot is parked in the lot at Riverside Apartments and Townhomes Thursday. The van is part of an initiative through the district to provide students with Wi-Fi while they’re learning from home.
THREE RIVERS — According to a survey sent out to Three Rivers Community Schools families at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, about one in four students in the district do not have access to reliable internet at home. With learning from home now a necessity since school buildings are closed,...
THREE RIVERS — July 9. That date, mentioned by Three Rivers High School Principal Carrie Balk during Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, is currently the scheduled date for graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. Balk mentioned this date as part of an update to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is Constantine Middle School on Wednesday. Kristina Crabill, a former candidate for the principal position at the school, filed a gender discrimination claim against Constantine Public Schools with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Wednesday.
CONSTANTINE — A former candidate for the principal position at Constantine Middle School filed a gender discrimination claim Wednesday against Constantine Public Schools. The claim was filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Kristina Crabill and her lawyer, Ross...
THREE RIVERS — In a 4-3 vote during Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, Portage-based Skillman Corporation was approved as the project manager for the first series of the school district’s upcoming bond project. The decision was reached after both Skillman and Three...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Glen Oaks Community College President Dr. David Devier addresses the college’s millage defeat during the GOCC Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 12.
CENTREVILLE — After its capital millage request was defeated in the Tuesday, March 10 presidential primary election, the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees assessed what to do next during their Thursday, March 12 meeting. President Dr. David Devier said the turnout was moderate, with...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College announced Thursday evening that they would move courses to an online learning format beginning Monday, March 16 and going through Sunday, April 12 amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Although there are no known suspected...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A 0.5 mill capital millage for Glen Oaks Community College failed in Tuesday’s presidential primary election. If it passed, the $5 million it would have generated over five years would have been used for improvements on the south side of the GOCC campus.
CENTREVILLE — For the second straight major election, St. Joseph County voters defeated a capital millage request for Glen Oaks Community College in Tuesday’s presidential primary election. Unofficial results as of 10:40 p.m. Tuesday with 100 percent of precincts in the county reporting showed 4,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Tom Brady (left), owner of Three Rivers-based Brussee-Brady, and Michael Kounelis (right), vice president of Portage-based Skillman Corporation (right) gave their pitches to the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education Monday on why their company should be the project manager for the school district’s upcoming bond project.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education heard from two general contracting companies during their work session Monday, both making their case to be the project manager for the school district’s upcoming bond project. Tom Brady, owner of Three Rivers-based Brussee/Brady...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of one of the classrooms at Glen Oaks Community College that would be “modernized” as part of a millage proposal the college is seeking in the Tuesday, March 10 election. The proposal, which calls for a 0.5 mill increase over a five-year period, would generate $1 million annually to make improvements to different areas of the over 50-year-old facility.
CENTREVILLE — While people are voting for which candidate would represent each party in the 2020 presidential election in the Michigan primary, there will be one additional item voters in St. Joseph County will consider. Glen Oaks Community College will be seeking a capital millage on the March 10...

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