Rockford Public Schools issues funding proclamation

During the regular Rockford Board of Education meeting held Monday, April 11, the board approved a resolution requesting the School Aid Fund be used solely for K-12 education. The following resolution was offered by Randall Sellhorn and supported by Timothy Lewis. Whereas, well-educated students prepared for college and careers is the best investment Michigan can […]

School Beat — December 17, 2009

The Good, the bad, the ugly by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools The Good—This fall, Rockford’s marching band took third place in the state in Division I competition. This is the strongest rating our marching band has ever earned in recent history. Congratulations! Several of our athletic teams won district and regional championships. […]

Superintendent sick of ‘lip service’ to education

“It’s like threatening to tear off your leg, and when they only tear off your foot you are supposed to feel good about it,” said Rockford Superintendent of Schools Michael Shibler. He referred to last week’s per-student funding cut of $165, passed by the legislature Thursday evening and signed by the governor Friday. Shibler said […]