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June 4, 2019
Cros-Lex Awarded Grant for Advanced Manufacturing

June 4, 2019
Press Release:

Croswell-Lexington Community Schools personnel has been working to bring an Advanced Manufacturing Training Collaboration to the Thumb of Michigan, and connect individuals seeking employment in the high demand career pathways of Robotics, CNC, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), Welding, and other similarly related careers. Our advanced manufacturing training program is called The Great Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration ( www.glamc.us ).  

 

Last week, in a second round of funding through the Department of Talent and Economic Development overseeing the Marshall Plan grant, nearly 14 million dollars in grant funds were awarded to innovative program initiatives from 13 talent consortia in regions throughout Michigan.  

 

Croswell-Lexington Community Schools is excited to announce our new Great Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration (GLAMC) program qualified for $500,000.00 for advanced manufacturing equipment for nationally recognized industry certification for students. Our GLAMC program will serve as the Fiscal Agency with five additional public school districts across the state. Each of the school districts in the Great Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Consortium also are eligible for $500,000.00 for a total Marshall Plan award totaling three million dollars.  

 

More specifically, students will have access to industry standard equipment and earn nationally recognized credentials from U.S. FANUC America Corporation (Robotics & CNC), the US leader in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Allen Bradley – Rockwell Automation, the US leader in robotic welding & fabrication equipment, Lincoln Electric, the US leader in Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Parker Hannifin, and the leader in 3D printing, Stratasys. These industry standard credentials will provide our students with post-secondary learning opportunities and valuable experience in high demand career fields such as CNC machining/programming, robotics technician, machining supervisor, and mechanical engineering pathways. Fundamentally, the aim is to develop well-rounded learners with transferable, lifelong skills and fill the skilled trades gap existing across our country.  

 

The Marshall Plan for talent was signed into law on June 26, 2018, to improve the talent pipeline in the State of Michigan. The focus of the Marshall Plan is 1) building meaningful partnerships between business and education and 2) developing innovative programming that can best prepare students for high demand, high wage careers. So far, there have been two rounds of funds awarded. 15 million dollars were awarded in December 2018 during the first round, and nearly 14 million were awarded in round two last week.  

 

If you would like more information about our customized GLAMC training programs for students, adults, and to learn more about career opportunities, please visit our website (www.glamc.us) or contact us at 810.679.1333.  

 

Sincerely,

Daniel Gilbertson

Superintendent

May 7, 2019
Sinking Fund Proposal Passes!

 

Dear Cros-Lex Families,

May 7th, 2019  the Cros-Lex Community School's friends and families voted in support of the Sinking Fund Proposal with an unofficial vote of 1155 yes, to 666 no.

 

We are obviously pleased with the positive election results (still unofficial) and are grateful to everyone who voted to keep our school district and our community strong! We are also indebted to our parents, school staff, and others in the community who volunteered their time to help residents understand the benefits passing the sinking fund proposal will have to the future of our school district.

 

All of us in Pioneer Country look forward to beginning the work on the sinking fund proposal projects, and we will continue to keep you updated on the timeline, progress (once we can begin), with timely and transparent communication.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

GO Pioneers!!!

March 19, 2019
Last day of school for 2018-2019 update!

March 19, 2019
 

Dear Cros-Lex Families:
 

The purpose of this message is to communicate to all families and employees of the Croswell-Lexington Community School District updates related to the Michigan Department of Education’s decision on make-up days due winter school closings, and share with you next year’s school calendar.
 

Over the past couple of months, the Croswell-Lexington Education Association worked together with the District Administrative Leadership Team reviewing the input from the community and employees prior to reaching an agreement on the school calendar for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. At the March 18th Regular School Board Meeting, the Croswell-Lexington Community Schools Board of Education officially approved the 2019-2020 school calendar. Please see attached calendar HERE.
 

I want to thank everyone who took the time to provide us input leading to the development of the school calendar, and assure you the final outcome was impacted by the rationale and input shared from our parents, community members, and employees.
 

Recently, the Michigan Department of Education waived for our school district (along with many others) three additional days of instruction beyond the total allotted number of days of six, to reach nine total days of school that are not required to be made up. Since our previous calendar built in an additional day of instruction beyond 180 days (181), the district is required to only make up 2 additional days of instruction.  
 

As long as there are no additional days of school canceled due to unforeseen emergencies, the 2018-19 school calendar will be extended with the last day of school scheduled on Tuesday, June 18th. Since the district still meets the required 1098 hours of instruction, the last three days of the school year will be scheduled ½ days of instruction.
 

I personally want to express to everyone my gratefulness for your understanding of the difficult decision it is to close school when dangerous weather conditions arise, and assure you that student and employee safety will always be the most important priority before deciding to close our schools.
 

I hope you will join me in welcoming the Spring Season, and again I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve your students here at Cros-Lex!
 

Go Pioneers!

 

Daniel Gilbertson

Superintendent