Eaton Rapids schools are developing programs to help special needs children learn to read and become more efficient in their studies. One program in particular, the Literacy Pilot at Lockwood Elementary School, works with the Eaton Intermediate School District to help children in first-fourth grades learn how to read better and prepare themselves for future educational opportunities.
The program was first proposed in November 2007 and is in the preliminary stages of testing students to see how they are progressing in their studies. “On-going testing is occurring with kids that are showing signs that they are at risk for or already are below grade level,” said Director of Curriculum for the Eaton Rapids School District, Judy Foss.
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A crowd of over 75 residents filled a meeting room at Eaton Rapids City Hall Jan. 28, more than double the normal number of participants, to speak and hear comments regarding an issue involving City Clerk Kristy Reinecke, her husband, and unearned vacation days she approved for him, said City Assessor Mike Baker, who has served as city assessor since 1995 and said he rarely misses a city council meeting.
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Shelby Szykula is a junior journalism major at Michigan State University. Throughout this semester she will be reporting on the city of Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Upon graduation she hopes to write for a history or travel magazine.