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SCCS educators seek more parental involvement as return to school brings unexpected behavior problems



SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Community Schools educators are facing some unexpected challenges as students returned to the classroom in person this school year. Teachers, administrators and staff were excited to see the return of 99 percent of Swartz Creek students in the 2021-22 academic year, but “no one could have predicted just how challenging” it would be for the […]

More than $1.8 million in grants from Children’s Trust Fund awarded to help prevent child abuse in Michigan

LANSING — The Children’s Trust Fund Board of Directors has approved $1,865,168 in direct services grants to 10 Michigan community-based organizations to support local child abuse prevention initiatives. All grantees will be funded over a four-year period. The board selected winning grant proposals through a competitive bid process from among 19 proposals submitted. “We congratulate these 10 successful grantees that […]

New director of Friend of the Court announced

FLINT — The Genesee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Duncan M. Beagle has appointed Anthony McDowell as the Director of the Friend of the Court. McDowell will take over the Friend of the Court Director position recently vacated by John Battles, who has held the role for the last 15 years. Before becoming the Friend of the Court, McDowell has […]

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Genesee County

FLINT — October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and the Safe Sleep Coalition of Genesee County in partnership with Genesee County Health Department is educating parents and caregivers about simple techniques to reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths in Genesee County, where the Infant Mortality rate is one of the highest in all of Michigan. According to the […]


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