The Rapidian

Special Education

GRPS board approves moving special education programs to Kent ISD

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, August 6, 2018 Grand Rapids Board of Education voted to transfer center-based special needs programs administration over to the Kent Intermediate School District, or KISD. The vote was 7-1 with Dr. José Flores voting no. Over the last...

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Contentious GRPS school board meeting over special education, calls to remove superintendent

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NEWS

A Grand Rapids Public Schools board meeting held on April 16, 2018 was a contentious meeting, preceded by a protest outside the administration buildings by special education advocates and ending in shouting and a call to the Grand Rapids Police...

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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

by (SNAAKC)

Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

It started with a Facebook post. And another. And then another. Parents at Lincoln Developmental Center, a Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) school that serves students with the most complex special needs throughout Kent County, were being notified...

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Learning vocational skills through on-the-job training

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO & CBOT), in cooperation with Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services, is teaching students who qualify for special education services skills necessary to obtain and...

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