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School Chiefs Help Habitat

The superintendents took part in the house-renovation session, titled KISA Superintendent Build Day 2013, hosted by Charles Rushmore, a financial advisor who works with districts. The house on Visser Street is one of 10 in a two-block area to benefit from Habitat for Humanity services. Four are new constructions and six are rehabilitations to be completed this year.

Rushmore, a longtime volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, said he wanted to offer a way for superintendents to de-stress and “do something completely different.”

“It’s a day of bonding for the superintendents,” he said.

A Grand Rapids woman, who has two children, will own the house.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio


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