first_img09Mar Representative García joined by administrators in support of school schedule flexibility legislation Categories: Garcia News,News State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland was joined by Allendale Public School Superintendent Dan Jonker and Mecosta Osceola ISD Superintendent Curtis Finch before the House Education Reform Committee to testify in support of legislation which will give local school districts more flexibility with the school calendar and schedule.“A school schedule should not be up for a negotiation, if the district administration and teachers are truly focused on what’s best for students,” Garcia said. “Families and teachers should know before summer break when the first day of school is in the fall, not left to wonder for weeks because of an expiring contract. That’s not what’s best for the students, their parents and the school district as a whole.”“I appreciate the superintendents for joining me before the Education Reform Committee,” Garcia said. “They both know what’s best for the students in their districts, and I believe that should be true for all of Michigan’s students”No vote was made on House Bill 4163 by the committee today.State Representative Daniela R. Garcia was joined by Allendale Public School Superintendent Dan Jonker for testimony on school schedules before the House Education Reform Committee today in Lansing.last_img read more