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Kent City superintendent talks safety, new initiatives

Bill Crane talks about what’s new for the 2023-24 school year in Kent City 

Kent City — As the school year gets underway, Bill Crane, superintendent of Kent City Community Schools, talked to School News Network about what he loves about being an Eagle and what’s new this year in Kent City. 

He talks about school safety, a new approach to student behavior and challenges Kent City staff are tackling this fall and into the new school year. 

‘How do we support our teachers and our staff so that our kids have the tools they need to be successful?’

— Superintendent Bill Crane

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Allison Poosawtsee
Allison Poosawtsee
Allison Poosawtsee is a reporter covering Rockford Public Schools and Kent City Community Schools. She has spent 15+ years working and writing in the education context, first for her alma mater, Calvin University, and then for various businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Grand Rapids area. As a student journalist, she served as editor-in-chief of Calvin’s student newspaper where she garnered several Michigan Collegiate Press Association awards for her work. Allison is a proud parent of two Grand Rapids Public Schools scholars and a passionate advocate for the value of public education.


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