Author Archives: David Britten

About David Britten

Retired U.S. Army Officer, former elementary, middle and high school principal, currently serving as a public school superintendent.

Reminder for May 2 Millage Election

On Tuesday, May 2, all of the school districts within the Kent Intermediate School District are providing voters with the opportunity to consider a 0.9 mill enhancement millage which, if approved by a majority of voters county-wide, will provide approximately $211 … Continue reading

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Strong Schools for a Strong Godfrey-Lee Community

In just a few short weeks, the Strong Schools, Strong Communities proposal will be on the ballot. If approved, this 10-year, 0.9 mill increase for a regional enhancement millage will allow local school districts to strengthen our future workforce and … Continue reading

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2017-18 School Calendar

The link below contains a one-page listing of key dates for the 2017-18 school year to assist with planning family and school events. Parent Calendar 2017-18 I previously wrote two posts discussing the pre-Labor Day start of August 21. You … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Parents on Michigan’s “Testing Season”

Spring break is coming up and warmer days are ahead. Unfortunately, this time of year state-mandated tests bloom about as rapidly as the wildflowers. As you might guess, I do not support the growing regimen of testing that has come … Continue reading

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August School Starting Date: Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE: List of starting dates by districts has been updated. I previously announced the decision by our Board of Education to begin the 2017-18 school year on Monday, August 21. This is the result of a county-wide waiver request from … Continue reading

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Adult ELL Education Program Cited for Gains

Our commitment to educational excellence and the welfare of families in our community extends beyond our traditional K-12 students!

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Finalists for Superintendent

The Board of Education interviewed four candidates this past week and has selected two for a second interview: Dr. Carlos Lopez, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Ms. Tamika Henry, Principal at New Options High School … Continue reading

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