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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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Maintenance District

Maintenance

John Snyder, Supervisor of Facilities and Transportation

1800 E. Laketon Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: (231) 720-3175

General Information

The Facilities Department of Muskegon Public Schools is directly responsible for the maintenance and operation of the 10 school facilities. This encompasses approximately 140 acres of land with more than 1.5 million square feet of building space to maintain

The facilities include:
Hackley Administration building
5 elementary schools
1 Middle schools
1 High School campus (Main building, Redmond Potter Gymnasium, J Manual Building)
1 Alternative School
District Service Maintenance and Transportation Center

The athletic fields include:
Hackley Stadium
Wilson practice field
Middle School field
Middle School running track
Nelson Soccer field
Swimming pool at the High School

This department employs more than 90 people, consisting of maintenance, grounds, vehicle mechanics, transportation drivers and custodial staff. We strive to maintain Muskegon Public Schools facilities at the highest standards, saving energy and operating dollars wherever possible.