April Lehmbeck

Published May 23, 2011

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A principal and assistant principal at Grosse Pointe South are out of a job after emails containing “inappropriate adult images” were discovered.

Principal Allan Diver and Assistant Principal Brandon Slone officially resigned May 21, according to a statement released by the Grosse Pointe Public School System.

The district was investigating alleged violations of the district’s policy concerning the use of technology.

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Published May 4, 2011

ROSEVILLE — Voters showed they are pleased with their current board configuration by re-electing the incumbent school board members during the May 3 election.

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Published May 4, 2011

HARPER WOODS — After years of contentious debate over the use of cross-trained police and firefighters, voters had a chance to chime in on what they want.

The answer: It’s not a conversion to public safety.

Of the more than 2,500 voters who came out May 3 to cast their ballots on a charter amendment that would allow for the combination of the Police and Fire departments into one public safety department, 58 percent voted against the measure.

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Published March 7, 2011

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — There’s a month every year when characters from books come to life at local elementary schools across the country.

It’s that time of year again: March is Reading Month is under way, and locally, schools in Eastpointe and Roseville are having a blast with a number of activities.

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Published March 4, 2011

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The East Detroit Public Schools board is ready to go back to the drawing board on academic eligibility for student-athletes after they nixed the previous policy last fall during football season.

The issue at the time was that students did not always know they were ineligible to play until the practice season was under way because the report card system wasn’t capable of calculating the grade point average that was used to determine eligibility. High school officials had to compute those by hand and that took time, officials said.

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Published February 18, 2011

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Despite months of committee work to develop a proposal for a new uniform-based dress code, the East Detroit Public Schools board decided that the best plan of action is to enforce the dress code that is already on the books.

The board voted 5-2 to step up enforcement of the dress code, but not to initiate a major change like uniforms during its Feb. 17 meeting.

“I’m not happy with the school dress code because it’s not being enforced properly,” Board Trustee Paul Seibert said.

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Published February 16, 2011

HARPER WOODS — The May school election will not only be for school business this year, as a major controversy in the city could culminate at the ballot box.

The attorney general approved the ballot language for a charter amendment proposal that would allow the city to make a controversial change to a public safety department if approved by the electorate. Then, last month, the City Council cast its vote in favor of placing the measure on the ballot in May.

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Published February 4, 2011

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After months of committee work that involved district officials, parents and others, a new dress code proposal was presented to the East Detroit Public Schools board, which plans to cast its vote at its next regular board meeting.

If the committee’s proposal is implemented without any tweaks, students will have a dress code next year with specific styles and colors of clothes. However, it is a dress code that would allow parents to still shop at local stores instead of buying clothes from a uniform catalog.

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Published February 2, 2011

EASTPOINTE — While some school districts turn to Schools of Choice as a means of dealing with concerns about falling enrollment or financial difficulty, the East Detroit Public Schools board gave an emphatic “no way!” to the option during a recent meeting.

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Published October 20, 2010

Published October 20, 2010

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