Bumstead thanks Snyder for Baldwin yearround school grant

first_img Categories: News Baldwin Community Schools are one of seven recipients of a year-round school grant made possible by legislation strongly supported by Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo. The bill passed the House in March allowing schools to switch to balanced, year-round academic calendars and provides grants to aid the transition.“I’ve been a huge supporter of this legislation from day one,” Bumstead said. “I could not be more grateful to Gov. Snyder and the MEDC for giving Baldwin schools a chance at this incredible opportunity to improve and implement non-traditional education based on students’ needs.”Traditionally, summer break is approximately three months long, which has educators and parents concerned about children losing academic motivation and even forgetting information year-to-year. In the balanced, year-round format, day count requirements remain unchanged and breaks from the classroom are spread evenly throughout the year.“Though balanced calendars may not be right for every school district, I’m very excited that our children have been given the opportunity to try something new and potentially transformative,” Bumstead said.The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) granted $750,000 to fund Baldwin Community Schools’ transition, which includes adjusting teachers’ contracts and renovating classrooms to accommodate for summer heat and humidity.### 27Aug Bumstead thanks Snyder for Baldwin year-round school grantlast_img read more