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What is the non-homestead operating millage at a glance?

  • This is a RENEWAL 
  • This is NOT a new millage
  • This is NOT paid by homeowners

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GRPS and City of GR United for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island last month.  Grand Rapids Public Schools and the City of Grand Rapids, working with Puerto Rico Rises, will be holding a donation drive to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria to get relief supplies to the island as quickly as possible.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents School Choice Expo & Family Harvest Festival

The School Choice Expo and Family Harvest Festival is a free family friendly event offering GRPS students, their families, and prospective families the opportunity to learn about school choices while enjoying a fun fall celebration. Children’s activities include face painting, bounce house, fall themed games and activities, and prizes. Free dinner is also provided.

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'Reading with a Purpose" Helps Students Learn

Rebecca Ophoff’s 25 fourth-graders are following along an article at their desks as she asks them what kind of writing it is.

“What makes it expository? How do you know?” the Stocking School teacher asks. “Kylee?”

Kylee stands and offers, “Because the picture looks like he’s making something?,” referring to a picture of a man holding a plate of spaghetti with a pot boiling nearby.

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Organizations Team Up to Promote Preschool Attendance

County-wide collaboration includes Kent ISD, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative, Grand Rapids Community College, K-Connect, Kent School Services Network, Great Start Collaborative, Steelcase Foundation, and Believe 2 Become

With 6.5 million students chronically absent from school in the United States each year, including an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 in Kent County, several local organizations are teaming up to make sure our youngest children are establishing good attendance habits early.

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GRPS Hosts Fall Montessori Conference

Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Montessori Advisory Council will host the first Fall Montessori Conference on Saturday, September 30, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Innovation Central High School.  Grand Rapids Public Schools serves over 950 Montessori students in three public Montessori schools, Grand Rapids Montessori, North Park Montessori and Ridgemoor Park Montessori.

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Grant Expands Grand Rapids' Residential Safety Program

A federal grant awarded to the Grand Rapids Fire Department will continue to fund and expand its Residential Safety Program (RSP). The RSP provides residents with free smoke detectors and home safety assessments. This year's $347,000 award, however, also includes funds to begin to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in homes.

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Michigan Department of Education Begins Search for 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year

The search has begun for the 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year. 

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is asking educators, administrators, students, and parents to help it find the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). The Michigan Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by the Meemic Foundation, recognizes outstanding educational leaders across Michigan for their work to elevate the teaching profession. 

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