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A Statement from Superintendent Mr. Justin M. Jennings

8/15/2017

Today at the statue of Charles H. Hackley on the Muskegon High School campus, graffiti with slurring racial comments was found painted on the statue. Upon the discovery of this disturbing image Muskegon staff alerted the authorities and then began work to immediately remove the graffiti. This type of racial discrimination and vandalism is prohibited in school district policy and will not be tolerated.

There are policies and procedures in place to deal with anyone in violation of school district policy or the law. We will keep our community, employees and the media updated as we learn more about this destructive incident. We believe in working to create a learning environment that provides the best for every child, every day. We do not tolerate “hate speech” or any behavior that threatens the well-being of our children.

We will be working with our staff and counselors to provide support for our students to provide comfort and to create a teaching moment to remind them that this type of behavior is neither welcome nor tolerated in our schools or our community. We will be holding a town-hall meeting in the near future to discuss this situation and to provide a forum to have a dialogue with the community.

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Mission Statement

Muskegon Public Schools is a unique and dynamic family of institutions. We are dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive educational, social, and cultural opportunities that will enable a diverse citizenry of all ages, interests, and abilities to lead productive, enriched lives. Through a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, we are committed to developing individuals who can thrive and positively contribute to a more just and democratic society.

Our History

Muskegon Public Schools has a rich and colorful tradition, beginning in the 1840’s.  The history of Muskegon and it’s school system can be found here.

Muskegon Public Schools Education Fund

The Muskegon Public Schools Education Endowment Fund provides for special and extraordinary educational programming for the students of the Muskegon Public Schools.   The earnings on the interest from the Fund are used annually for several grants for Muskegon Public Schools’ teachers whose applications show creativity and innovation resulting in enhanced student learning.  Applications for grants are competitive and must be for projects and programs beyond the scope of what the district is able to support with other funds.  The uses of the fund are determined by its Board of Directors.

Over $57,188 has been awarded in grants to district teachers for use with students since the Fund began in 1993!

The success of the Muskegon Public Schools Educational Fund depends on the contributions of alumni, retirees, current staff, friends, and community members.  Your support provides extraordinary educational experiences for Muskegon Public Schools’ students in the core subject areas, the visual and performing arts, technology, the sciences, the humanities, and other areas that contribute to well-rounded students.

Contributions to the Fund may be made online, by mail, by becoming a member of the Big Red Ed Fund, or through legacy giving.

To donate to the Fund online, you may safely donate to the MPS Education Fund through the Community Foundation.