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City of Albion passes no-idling policy for vehicles city owns, rents or leases

The city of Albion is no longer standing idle on city vehicles blowing unnecessary dollars out of their exhaust pipes. On Monday, city council unanimously passed a no-idling policy for its fleet in an effort to preserve the environment and possibly put some money back into the city’s budget. The policy states that drivers of … Continue reading

>Two candidates withdraw from Albion interim superintendent search

>The search for an interim superintendent in Albion is thinning out but will take a few weeks longer than planned. On Monday, school board President Dan Skean announced Paula Steele and Daniel Heckman had removed themselves as candidates for the one-year position for personal reasons. Skean said Heckman, a retired superintendent from Plainwell Community Schools, … Continue reading

>Albion partnering with Community Action Agency to make available interest-free loans for home renovations

> The city of Albion is putting to use almost $350,000 earmarked for housing rehabilitation projects that has been sitting in a city bank account since 2000. A contract agreement finalized Monday between the city and the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan will allow Albion residents who meet income restrictions to apply for … Continue reading

>Albion High School makes plans for $2.7 million influx from school improvement grants

>Longer school days, new programs and more differentiated instruction are coming to Albion High School thanks to almost $2.7 million in federal school improvement funds the district was recently awarded. The high school and 23 other Michigan schools that are considered to be the state’s lowest-achieving schools were granted the money based on detailed redesign … Continue reading

>Albion College students teach Albion Public Schools students lessons ‘beyond the walls of the classrooms’

>On May 7, Melissa Shaw turned her tassel at Albion College’s graduation ceremony. By May 9, she played “fitness bingo” and taught second-graders at Harrington Elementary School how to use pedometers as part of the Maymester Boundary Crossing program. As one of 30 Albion College students who implemented interdisciplinary lessons as full-time interns with Albion … Continue reading

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