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GRPS Launches Transformation Plan Phase II Listening Tour

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A lot of changes started up this year for students, parents, and staff members at Grand Rapids Public Schools.  And now, the district’s superintendent wants to hear your feedback on the recently-implemented Transformation Plan.

Teresa Weatherall Neal is starting a ‘listening tour’ for Phase II of the Transformation Plan.  You’ll remember, that plan included everything from requiring students to wear uniforms, to consolidating athletic teams, to closing down schools.  It also allowed the district to expand its K-8 facilities, update theme schools, and re-open Stocking Elementary.

On the listening tour, the superintendent will be asking four questions:

  1. What is working?
  2. What is not working?
  3. What are the barriers?
  4. What are suggested solutions?

Superintendent Neal says insight from students, faculty, parents, and members of the community is incredibly valuable.  Below is a list of upcoming dates for the listening tour.  All meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. for faculty/staff, and at 6:00 p.m. for members of the community.

  1. January 14, 2014

    Gerald R. Ford Academic Center

    851 Madison Ave SE

  2. January 16, 2014

    Burton Elementary/Middle School

    2133 Buchanan Ave SW

  3. January 21, 2014

    Harrison Park School

    1440 Davis Ave NW

  4. January 23, 2014

    City High Middle School

    1720 Plainfield Ave NE

  5. February 4, 2014

    Innovation Central High School

    421 Fountain St NE

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