Monday, April 29, 2013
District officials are expected to discuss the 2013-14 preliminary general fund budget and building repairs.
District officials are meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 29 to discuss the 2013-14 preliminary general fund budget. The proposed Trenton Public Schools budget for the 2013-14 school year shows a reduction in the fund balance. To balance the budget, officials recommended taking about $1.4 million out of the fund balance. Officials also are expected to discuss additional renovations and repairs that can be funded with remaining funds from the bond issue of 2008. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 12-year-old girl is safe after a couple approached her as she walked to her bus stop shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of Charlton Road and Lenox Street. The girl told police a man and a woman pulled up alongside her in a silver pickup truck. The male was driving the truck and the female was in the passenger seat, according to a Trenton police report. The female asked the girl if she needed a ride and the girl responded, "no." The truck then drove away, according to the same report. The girl said she had never seen seen the truck or the occupants prior to the incident. When she got to school the girl informed her teacher of the incident who instructed her to share the incident with Arthurs Middle School Assistant Principal …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The spring concert will feature Trenton High School's concert band, choir, guitar, and jazz bands.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Officials at Trenton Public Schools offered eliminating instructional classes, staff, transportation and athletics as additional possibilities for reducing expenses.
The proposed Trenton Public Schools budget for the 2013-14 school year shows a reduction in the fund balance. The proposed budget, presented to board of education members on March 25, listed estimated district expenditures at about $24.4 million and estimated revenue at about $23 million for 2013-14. To balance the budget, officials recommended taking about $1.4 million out of the fund balance. The projected fund balance would be reduced from about $2.5 million in June 2013 to about $1 million in June 2014. Last year, the fund balanced was reduced by about $1 million. District officials cited enrollment, retirements costs and state funding as assumed causes for the reduction in revenue. To cut down on expenditures and avoid using fund …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Officials at Trenton Public Schools voted in favor of continuing limited open enrollment Monday night.
Trenton Public Schools will remain a schools of choice district for the 2013-14 school year and some Patch readers have mixed feelings regarding the decision. Officials voted in favor of continuing limited open enrollment Monday night. The district will allow students from outside districts, that meet specific criteria, to apply to enroll in kindergarten and sixth, seventh and ninth grades. The district is offering ten openings for kindergarten, 15 openings for sixth grade, two openings for seventh grade and 30 openings for ninth grade. Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers expressed mixed feelings about the decision on the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch Facebook page and on the article published following the meeting. Patch readers said: What do you…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Nearly one year ago Trenton Public Schools became a limited schools of choice district for the first time.
Trenton Board of Education members voted in favor of continuing limited schools of choice for the 2013-14 school year Monday night. Trenton will allow for limited open enrollment for new kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade students, and siblings of current schools of choice students. When the decision was made to allow limited open enrollment for the first time in April 2012 the district was to open to 20 kindergartners, 10 first graders and 30 ninth graders living outside Trenton. At the start of the 2012-13 school year, six kindergartners, three first graders and nine ninth graders from outside districts began classes at Trenton Public Schools. Of the 18 enrolled at the start of the school year, 16 currently remain in the district. The …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Trenton Public Schools Superintendent Rod Wakeham said the drill was an effort to provide safe and secure buildings.
The Trenton Police Department participated in an active shooter drill at Trenton High School from about 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Trenton police officers and police administration worked closely with Superintendent Rod Wakeham and high school Principal Michael Doyle to plan and execute the drill. Chief Jim Nardone said officers were practicing tactics and protocols for handling an armed threat inside a Trenton school building. "The police department has set the protection of our young people as a high priority," Nardone said. This is the first time Trenton officers have performed an active shooter drill, which is a drill designed to respond to a gunman inside a school building containing students and staff. Students were on spring break at…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Students at Trenton Public Schools are on spring break all this week and Patch wants to see what you're up to! Upload your photos to our Pics and Clips section!
Friday, March 29, 2013
Trenton students in grades three through twelve will have access to Google applications including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sites.
Trenton Public Schools is pleased to introduce Google Apps for Education a 21st century approach to curriculum and learning for our students. We will be joining over 8 million other students and teachers that already are using Google Apps around the world. Google Apps for Education is a special setup of the popular Google Apps, tailored specifically for educational institutions. The online tools are available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device and provide students and staff tools to create, collaborate, and communicate. The tools include: *The above information was provided by Curriculum Dirrector Ann Deneroff of Trenton Public Schools. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
An 8th grade student shot himself in a bathroom at Davidson Middle School in Southgate, according to myfoxdetroit.com.
Superintendent Rod Wakeham said Trenton Public Schools would be offering support to staff and students at Southgate Community Schools on Thursday morning after an eighth-grade student shot himself at Davidson Middle School. The 13-year-old student shot himself in the head with a .40 caliber hand gun in a bathroom inside the school and was rushed to Oakwood Southshore Medical Center where he died, according to myfoxdetroit.com. Wakeham said social workers and counselors from Trenton Public Schools would offer support "to help those at Southgate Community Schools deal with whatever type of student or staff issues they might be having." "I'm sure with the educational community, and how supportive they are, if there's anything they need we'd …