Mask mandate prompts Oakland County parents to sue 3 school districts, health department
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI - Parents are suing three Oakland County school districts and the county’s health department, demanding an end to in-school mask mandates. The lawsuit includes Huron Valley Schools, Waterford School District and Troy School District. “The schools are being sued because they are unlawfully enforcing the illegal county mask mandate order,” Attorney David Kallman said. Parents and citizens of Walled Lake also are threatening to sue the health department and their district if the mask mandate isn’t lifted. St. Clair County school mask mandate will expire Jan. 28, usage still strongly recommendedmlive.com
Metro Detroit students have end-of-year concerns
DETROIT – During the coronavirus pandemic, Local 4 has been checking in with students around Metro Detroit on their struggles, successes and how COVID is impacting their lives. It’s no surprise that students are starting to get concerned about end-of-year activities like graduations and proms. Paula Tutman spoke with students from the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, and they thing Michigan lawmakers need to be more efficient with their time. They acknowledge that they are not entitled to a fun senior year, but believe they have earned the right to start making plans. Walled Lake superintendent Kenneth Gutman said he thought there would be more guidance from Lansing, so he could direct his students on what they can and cannot plan toward, but he said he’s heard nothing.
Walled Lake teacher receives Michigan Lottery’s Excellence in Education award
WALLED LAKE, Mich. – A Walled Lake Consolidated School District teacher received the Michigan Lottery’s Excellence in Education award. Michelle Fiebke-Lang, retired Mary Helen Guest principal, said, “Sarah has served on numerous WLCSD District and school committees. As a parent in the District, Sarah continues to serve as the Guest PTA secretary." Dodds has been an educator for 16 years, all with Walled Lake Consolidated School District. We feel blessed to have her as a Gator," said Glengary principal RosaLeigh Johnson.
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools District says it’s been hacked
WALLED LAKE, Mich. – In an email sent to parents late Sunday the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools District said a system outage has been linked to a cyberattack. The hack will not impact virtual learning, the district said. Superintendent Kenneth Gutman said virtual learning will proceed as normal when classes resume Monday morning. The District has a cyber security insurance policy which provides us access to these and other experts in the field. As communicated earlier today, Our Path and My Path virtual learning will continue, uninterrupted, for all students in WLCSD tomorrow.
Michigan schools face budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic
Educators have said theyre feeling frustrated because theyve had to work with smaller budgets for the new school year. Officials said they have been putting together a budget, with some budget cuts. MORE: Michigan State University publishes guide for K-12 schools reopening amid pandemicKenneth Gutman is the superintendent for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. The district was forced to cut 50 teachers from its budget on Thursday night. Gutman is also the vice president of the Tri County Alliance for Public Education, which represents more than half a million schools and 40 percent of the states student population.