Kalamazoo Schools

KPS To Resume Active Shooter Training With Changes

Nov 8, 2019
Speakers Address the Kalamazoo Board of Education during their meeting on Thursday November 7, 2019 Photo by John McNeil
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Kalamazoo Schools will make a few modifications to their active shooter training program after some parents complained, but will continue the lessons and drills. The district will also address complaints that parents were not given enough time to opt out of the training. 

Kalamazoo Schools Administration Building - file photo by WMUK

The Kalamazoo Public School district has its largest number of students since 1980. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Seventy-three students were expelled or placed on long-term suspension in Kalamazoo Public Schools in the 2013-14 school year, second most in Michigan after Detroit Public Schools, according to state data on students suspended for 10 days or more." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County public school enrollment has stayed fairly steady over the past decade, but the white population is shrinking while the percentage of Hispanic and multi-racial students has grown. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Rice's compensation will be set in summer as part of district's budget