Check out Mason library’s free One Seed, One State program

Mason’s Capital Area District Library has announced its third annual One Seed One State initiative which provides free seeds for the month while supplies last to encourage growing and saving seeds. 

In collaboration  with the MI Seed Library Network, multiple CADL branches have become Seed Libraries providing seeds brought in by local gardeners to teach the community about growing for a nutritious benefit. 

City Council Chambers in Mason sit empty before a general meeting.

Mason debates merits of officers in schools

Mason City officials discussed whether a school resource officer should be placed in public schools in the District at its March 20 meeting. The meeting opened with one public comment in regard to the motion passed forth in regard to the installation of a resource officer into Mason Public Schools. The community member approached the stand and discussed their experience with an in-school officer. The experience featured a positive experience with one officer who she found beneficial and a negative experience. Following public comment, council member Rita L. Vogel introduced research on the data on resource officers but said she had not received much information on the specifics in the hiring of said officer.

Mason Public School Committee introduces student perception survey 

To opt-in or to opt-out? That is the question Mason Public Schools Policy and Community Committee asked at the March 16 meeting. The committee spent a portion of its meeting discussing the upcoming student perception survey. The student perception survey collects information regarding students’ engagement, belonging and social/emotional learning in Mason schools.