Dan Skean

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Albion School District gets donation, ‘sizable contribution’ to help it hire full-time nurse

Facing the possibility of limited or no health care in its schools most of next year, the Albion School Board received a timely donation from a local health-care organization this week. Thanks to a gift of $12,500 from the Albion Health Care Alliance and $5,000 the board agreed to put forth from its general fund, … 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 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

>Five are finalists to be Albion’s interim superintendent

>The Albion School Board will choose between experience and potential when hiring a superintendent for a one-year interim stint later this month. Two retired superintendents and three administrators aspiring to new roles will be interviewed to replace departing superintendent Frederick Clarke. A field of 15 applicants was narrowed down Thursday to Richard Ames, Daniel Heckman, … Continue reading

>District official says closing Albion High School would net savings of only $116,000 per year

>Albion Public Schools is in danger of becoming a deficit district by 2012, but even a measure as drastic as closing the high school would not result in much savings, the district’s accounting supervisor said. At a school board work session Tuesday, John Waugh said closing the high school would result in a net savings … Continue reading