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It's time for Michigan kids to start preparing to return to school

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Michigan school districts are gearing up for the beginning of the school year.

Many school districts are holding kickoff events, includingGrand Rapids Public Schoolswhich drew hundreds of grade-school students and parents today.

Teresa Weatherall-Neal is Grand Rapids' school superintendent. She says it’s important for parents and children to realize summer is almost over.

"We need people to now switch gears. Summer is over. We need you to start thinking about school,” says Weatherall-Neal. “It’s time to come back.”

If the beginning of a new school year wasn’t enough for most kids, in Grand Rapids many public school students will have to think twice about what they will wear to school.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio
Michigan Radio
"What will I wear to school?" will be a question fewer Grand Rapids Public School kids will ask this fall. The district's uniform policy is expanding to include all K-8 students.

The district’s school uniform policy is expanding to eighth-graders this fall.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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