The Record-Eagle's past and continuing coverage of key issues at Traverse City Area Public Schools:
Sunshine is the only cleanser strong enough to clean up the mess trustees and executives have made at Traverse City Area Public Schools.
TRAVERSE CITY — The dust is starting to settle around Traverse City Area Public Schools after the untimely resignation of former Superintenden…
TRAVERSE CITY — The second last-minute special meeting of local school trustees in less than a week is expected to provide a window into the m…
TRAVERSE CITY — Accusations of Open Meetings Act violations.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education has called a special meeting at 3 p.m. today (Oct. 11).
LANSING — A $1.8 million misstep by Traverse City Area Public Schools could have ripple effects on several similar statewide investigations.
LANSING — The end of a yearlong battle likely will result in the state clawing back nearly $2 million from Traverse City Area Public Schools.
TRAVERSE CITY — The next superintendent of Traverse City Area Public Schools could be known by May 30. TCAPS Board of Education trustees Monday unanimously approved a timeline to find and name the district's new leader and set May 30 as the selection date.
TRAVERSE CITY — Sue Kelly channeled her inner Lyndon B. Johnson when discussing the havoc northern Michigan weather has wreaked on the school …
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools and its teachers' union have reached a tentative two-year agreement on a contract extension.
TRAVERSE CITY — After a year marred by controversy and an investigation into allegations of bullying and discrimination by the district's superintendent, Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education trustees met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday to discuss Superintendent Paul Soma's 2018 performance. The verdict — "highly effective."
TRAVERSE CITY — Five seats on the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education are there for the taking on Nov. 6. Seven of the 10 candidates vying for those seats laid out their platforms and addressed the district's most pressing issues Thursday during the League of Women Voters forum at Garfield Hall Township. Melissa Hogan, Erica Moon Mohr and Rhonda Busch were not present.
A possible classification error of students at the Northern Michigan Partnership virtual homeschool could cost Traverse City Area Public Schools $700,000 and maybe more if the MDE's determination stands. But TCAPS Superintendent Paul Soma does not believe it will and said Tuesday the $700,000 has already been returned to the district.
The TCAPS Human Resources/Policy Committee was set to name its recommendations from a small crop of candidates, including Megan Crandall, Bill Smith, Matt Anderson and HT Snowday, at its meeting Wednesday. Board President Erik Falconer, Vice President Sue Kelly and Secretary Doris Ellery, however, expressed concerns regarding applicants only interested in serving in the interim.
TRAVERSE CITY — The weight of the 231-page document detailing the three-month long investigation and its findings of Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent Paul Soma hit the public Friday. The outcome of the investigation was already known Monday after TCAPS Board of Education trustees adopted a resolution affirming the results that Soma did not violate civil rights acts.
TRAVERSE CITY — Jan Geht is stepping down from his position on the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education less than two years into his four-year term. Although Geht has not officially informed board trustees of his decision, he confirmed Friday he was leaving in mid-July to take a job in St. Paul, Minnesota.
TRAVERSE CITY — An investigation into Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent Paul Soma did not find enough evidence to support he violated state and civil rights acts. Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services provided the TCAPS Board of Education with its findings on June 4. Trustees discussed the results of the investigation for nearly two hours Monday and adopted a resolution by a unanimous vote clearing Soma of any wrongdoing.
TRAVERSE CITY — The findings of a three-month-long investigation into Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent Paul Soma now sit in th…
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools board members are investigating union complaints of "harassment and intimidation" by the dis…