While active shooter classes are ongoing at DeWitt High School, the idea of a full-scale active shooter drill has been met with mixed reviews from parents, law enforcement and school officials. According to DeWitt Township Chief of Police Brian Russell, law enforcement and the school have been having ongoing conversations about school safety, but the idea of an active shooter drill has yet to come up. “I think they should train for the real world,” said Russell. “You learn things by repetition, I think it would be a good thing for them, but if something really happened, I think they’d at least be more prepared for it. I just think it’s a good thing for life, period, it’s good training.
By Emily Griffes
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer
When Dr. John Deiter became the DeWitt School District’s superintendent this January, one of his first decisions was to create a full-time director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. He did this to allow DeWitt schools to thrive with the new curriculum standards that Michigan adopted.
In June 2010, Michigan was the 40th state to adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiatives for k-12 education. This initiative outlines specific knowledge standards that students need to gain in each step of their education. The goal of these standards is to better prepare students for college and career readiness.
By Emily Griffes
Bath-Dewitt Connection staff writer
When Gov. Snyder spoke about his proposed 2012 budget with the legislature on Feb. 17, one theme rang true: shared sacrifice. But it seems that some are expected to share that sacrifice more than others. “We have a significant challenge we’re going to face with… our schools from a financial perspective,” Snyder said. With the more than $500 million reduction in K-12 education spending, local school districts, including DeWitt, look ahead with unsure expectations.