OSCEOLA COUNTY — Evart Public Schools and Reed City Area Public Schools officials are confident their future students will meet new state guidelines aimed at improving reading proficiency.
Earlier this month, Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4822, establishing guidelines to assure students have third-grade level literacy before continuing on to the next grade. The bill outlines several measures being created to support struggling students, including individualized plans and necessary assistance programs. Going into effect for the 2017-18 kindergarten class, the bill also requires principals or administrators to provide teachers with professional development programs that will assist them in improving reading proficiency.