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A heart of ‘purple and gold’

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Greenville schools superintendent announces retirement after 38 years in district

After 38 years of working in education at Greenville Public Schools — the last seven as its superintendent — Linda Van Houten, with mixed emotions and a heavy heart, will be stepping away at the end of the summer to embrace retirement.

During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the GPS Board of Education, Board President Norice Rasmussen announced that Van Houten, 59, had submitted her letter of resignation, effective Aug. 31.

Retiring custodian, Flat River Historical Society and Museum receive Greenville School Bell awards

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This year’s recipients of the Elmer Russell School Bell Award at Greenville Public Schools are no strangers to making an impact on the lives and education of students.

During the district’s end of the school year celebration on June 3, Superintendent Linda Van Houten delivered the awards in front of hundreds of school staff and personnel seated within the Performing Arts Center.

GUEST VIEW: Come see the noise and traffic on Blackburn Street for yourself

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We would like to address the Public Forum letter from Elizabeth J. Gates on April 30 in which she targeted us and our home of 36 years. Although we made it clear what points we were making, we hope that she will reread our Public Forum letter on April 23.

Hand recount affirms original totals for GPS bond proposal

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A hand recount of a Greenville Public Schools bond proposal that failed by only two votes three weeks ago has resulted in an affirmation of the original outcome.

The recount was held Tuesday morning at the Montcalm County Administration Building under the supervision of County Clerk Kristen Millard and the Montcalm County Board of Canvassers.

Foundations award more than $1 million in 2022 education cycle

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Submitted by the Greenville Area Community Foundation

The Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG) and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) are pleased to announce 25 grant awards totaling $1,464,812.60 to support local schools and nonprofit organizations.

Greenville schools hoping to help remedy teacher shortage with new program

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In providing an update to the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, Matt McCullough delivered a sobering statistic regarding the filling of teacher vacancies.

While decades ago teaching open teaching positions would attract 20 to 30 applicants from across the state, the assistant superintendent said that is not the case today.

Recount requested for Greenville Public Schools bond vote

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Questions raised about Montcalm Township clerk mailing absentee ballots late

A Greenville man has requested a recount for a Greenville Public Schools bond that failed by only two votes last week.

A $45.23 million bond proposal for the Greenville school district failed by 1,662 “no” votes to 1,660 “yes” votes in the May 3 election. The bond passed in the city of Greenville’s four precincts and in Spencer Township but failed in Eureka, Fairplain, Montcalm, Oakfield and Sidney townships. It also failed in Otisco Township, 1-2, where only three people voted.

JUST IN: Greenville Public Schools bond request fails by 2 votes

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A $45 million bond proposal for Greenville Public Schools failed by only two votes today.

The final tally was 1,662 “no” votes to 1,660 “yes” votes with all precincts reporting.

GUEST VIEW: Help continue Greenville schools’ vision

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The Greenville Public Schools vision states that we will be “known as an educationally progressive leader by ensuring rigorous individualized academic achievement for all students, through community partnerships and globally diverse cultural and career opportunities in a safe and caring environment.”

GUEST VIEW: Just say no to Greenville school bond

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Like most of us, I’m a graduate and staunch supporter of Greenville Public Schools (GPS), yet I’m compelled by the fact case to vote no on GPS’ newest bond proposal May 3. Here’s why …