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April 25, 2013
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New school attendance boundaries OK’d
Romulus superintendent of schools
interviews scheduled for next week
Geneologists host special speaker
Letters sent this week to par-
ents of students at Ridge Wood
Elementary School indicated that
the new boundaries for school
attendance would go into effect
before the end of the school year.
The letter, signed by
Superintendent of Schools Mary
Kay Gallagher, indicated that the
Attendance Boundary Study
resulted in a final decision by
school boardmembers at the April
The board members adopted a
plan which reassigns a portion of
the current Ridge Wood atten-
dance area to Winchester
Elementary School. Students in
the Northville Hills subdivision
will continue to attend Meads Mill
At the middle school level,
board members approved Middle
School Option 4, which moves a
portion of the current Ridge
Wood/Meads Mill attendance area
to a Ridge Wood/Hillside atten-
dance area.
Families affected by the change
were sent a letter detailing the
Gallagher stresses that the open
enrollment procedure of the dis-
trict remains in effect. Priority for
open enrollment will be given stu-
dents affected by the boundary
changes who have one year left in
their current school of attendance,
primarily fourth and seventh
graders. The deadline to submit
open enrollment requests isMay 3.
Detailed Information regarding
the entire Boundary Study
process, including copies of the
information presented at board of
education committee meetings,
study sessions and board of educa-
tion meetings, is available at
“While adjustments in the dis-
trict attendance boundaries are
necessary to better balance stu-
dent enrollment across our ele-
mentary and middle schools with-
in school building capacity, we are
mindful of the impact a new
Attendance Boundary Plan will
have on students and families who
will move to a new school begin-
ning with the 2013-14 school year.
Please be assured that this transi-
tion will take place through
thoughtful planning on the part of
principals, teachers, staff and
PTAs/PTSAs to recreate and grow
the learning community at each of
our schools.
The letters sent out by the end
of this week will include more
detailed information about transi-
tion opportunities and a note of
welcome from our principals,”
Gallagher said inher letter.
She noted that board members
and district leaders are aware of
concerns expressed by the com-
munity were grateful for the
respectful community involve-
ment throughout the process.
Interviews for the new superin-
tendent of the Romulus
Community Schools have been
scheduled with the top four candi-
dates for the job.
The interviews, as required by
Michigan law, will take place in
public at the board offices, 36540
GrandRoad inRomulus.
The first interview will take
place from 6-7:30 p.m. May 1 with
Dr. Paula Daniels, the current
interim superintendent in the dis-
trict. The next interview is sched-
uled for 7:45 until 9:15 p.m. the
same day with Jennifer Martin,
who is currently the assistant
superintendent of educational
quality with the Ypsilanti Public
The school board members will
interview Dr. Deborah Hunter-
Harvill, the superintendent of the
Buena Vista, Saginaw School
District from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 2
and then from 7:45 until 9:15 p.m.
interview Dr. Charles Muncatchy, a
former educational entrepreneur
with the Jalen Rose Leadership
The interviews are open to the
public. For more information, call
(734) 532-1600.
Northville and Farmington
Genealogical Societies are spon-
soring a seminar on the latest tech-
niques for finding your ancestors -
Nab and Grab Your Ancestors
Using 21st CenturyTechniques.
Featured speaker Ann Staley is
an instructor, consultant, trip
leader and a lecturer at local, state
andnational conferences.
The seminar will take place
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday,
April 27, at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, 19801 Farmington
Road in Livonia, between Seven
and Eight Mile roads. The cost is
$45 and includes continental
breakfast and ahot lunch.
Contact Sue Cromwell for infor-
mation at (248) 477-5846 or visit
s (under Programs tab) or
Farmington website at www.mifar-
Hot spot
Firefighters had to break open the door to a padlocked equipment
room at the CSX Corp railroad yard off Junction Street in Plymouth
last week. The fire, determined to be electrical in nature, was extin-
guished with foam and no injuries were reported. The incident
apparently had little or no effect on other crossings as they are
managed by computer from a location in Florida.
Photo by Don Howard