Monday, May 20, 2013
Students will have to attend another full day of school in June to make up for the day of instruction missed when bus drivers called in sick, according to the Walled Lake School district.
Students in the Walled Lake Consolidated School district will have one less day of summer vacation after the district says it was forced to add an additional day of school to make up for the day missed when a large number of district bus drivers called in sick. Nearly one-quarter of the district's bus drivers called in sick earlier in May, and the district cancelled classes as a result. WWJ-AM reported that the move was "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. Early last week, district officials sent out a letter explaining to parents the need for the additional day. "...we have learned, as a result of the lost day of instruction last week, that Walled Lake Schools does not meet the required number of days …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On Wednesday, classes were canceled in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District after bus drivers called in sick.
Nearly one-quarter of the Walled Lake School District's bus drivers called in sick Wednesday morning, leading the district to cancel classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” she said. Superintendent Kenneth Gutman told WJBK-TV that school will go on Thursday, no matter what. Parents expressed their frustrations with the district on the White Lake-Highland Patch and West Bloomfield Patch Facebook pages. "This is what happens when you outsource busing to a private company, and folks who have…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A barricaded gunman was arrested this morning by police in Walled Lake.
A man shooting off a gun in Walled Lake caused several Walled Lake Schools to go into lock down Thursday morning. According to a report on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, St. Williams Catholic School, Hickory Wood Elementary, Walled Lake Elementary and Guest Elementary were all locked down while police attempted to arrest a barricaded gunman in the area of Leon and Walled Lake Drive in Walled Lake. Walled Lake Police said the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, was firing off a gun at 8:30 a.m. The man, according to the report on WXYZ, surrendered after a brief standoff and is now in police custody.