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John J. Watkins, The Times

LANSING — All district staff in Sunnybrook Elementary School District 171 will receive Equity Inclusion and Diversity training following the School Board's approval recently of a contract with Agility Associates.

The contract is in an amount not to exceed $10,000.

Superintendent Hughes B. George said the district's student population is becoming more diverse, but the demographic of its staff has remained the same.

"We have 30, 40 different languages being spoken in our district that we need to address," George said. "So we need to know how to teach each of those different diverse populations."

In other district business:

  • The School Board unanimously approved its 2017 tax levy of $6,740,000 that Chief School Business Official David Shrader said represents " a less than 1 percent increase from the previous year's levy."
  • The board also approved a proposal from Calumet Plumbing in the amount of $24,629 to replace the sinks, fixtures and associated plumbing at Heritage Middle School.

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