Kalamazoo Public Schools

KPS Approves Back To School Plan

Aug 14, 2020
Kalamazoo Public Schools Administration Building - file photo by WMUK
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Parents in the Kalamazoo School District have until Monday morning to pick a back-to-school option for their kids. School Board trustees approved the plan Thursday night. 

Kalamazoo Kids in Tune

When COVID-19 shut down schools in March, the program educators of  Kalamazoo Kids In Tune and Orchestra Rouh knew they'd have to find a way to continue to teach and support young people, and not just with music training. In an interview with Cara Lieurance, KKIT educators Ben Gudbrandson and Donielle Hetrick, and Orchestra Rouh founder Ahmed Tofiq, discussed the various ways they set out to accomplish that.

The second summer session, which begins July 20, is open to all Kalamazoo Public School students. Kalamazoo Kids in Tune is also on Facebook, where they post regular updates and hopeful messages for kids and their families. The program celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and recently received a two-year renewal with the Carnegie Hall PlayUSA program.

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The Kalamazoo Public Schools are working on ways to open classrooms this fall as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Kalamazoo Schools Face Dire Budget Outlook

May 15, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic could have a devastating impact on the Kalamazoo Public Schools well into the next school year and beyond.

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One-and-a-half million Michigan students will not be heading back to classes until next fall, at the earliest. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement about K-12 schools Thursday, April 2.

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