GRPS Board Expected to Make Final Vote on Transformation Plan

Posted at 9:39 AM, Dec 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-17 09:39:49-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., — The Grand Rapids Public School Board is expected to make their final vote on the heavily discussed transformation plan at a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.

The plan includes closing 10 schools, including Creston High School. In addition, buildings will be re-purposed and consolidated and the plan will implement uniforms across the district.

Low performance schools like Union High School, Westwood Middle School and Alger High School will implement a turnaround model in an effort to improve grades.

Other changes to the district include possible staff layoffs and a reworking of bus routes.

The transformation plan is expected to save about $5 million a year.