Lady Vikings vs. tough TK; ‘Cats play Allegan in districts

Hopkins will put its 21-8 record on the line at 10 a.m. Saturday against a Middleville Thornapple Kellogg team that now is 26-4 for the overall season in the semifinals of the Division 2 district softball tournament.

The Lady Vikings will be hosts for the four-team competition. Wayland and Allegan will square off in the other semifinal contest at noon.

EXTRA: Ohio Senate’s School Transformation Plan to Replace HB 70 Is Still a State Takeover


This blog will take a one-week early summer break and come back in June on a new, three-day, Monday-Wednesday-Friday summer schedule.  Look for a new post on Monday, June 3.

I have been reading a May 7, 2019 draft Ohio School Transformation Plan. This is the Ohio Senate’s proposal to replace the current Ohio HB 70 state takeovers of Youngstown, Lorain, and East Cleveland and state takeovers scheduled for ten more school districts in the next two years. Currently Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland are operating under state appointed Academic Distress Commissions. In Youngstown and Lorain, now completing their fourth year under Academic Distress Commissions, the dysfunction, chaos and ill-will are unsustainable.

The Senate’s just proposed Ohio School Transformation Plan plan was designed by an Academic Distress Working Group that includes representatives of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Warrensville Heights and Mansfield school districts; Ohio’s state superintendent, Paolo deMaria…

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