For 100 years, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has benefitted from a sturdy local tax base, state financial support, and ample federal funding, making our school district the envy of our peers nationwide and the crown jewel in one of the healthiest and robust communities in the state. Yet the future is not what it used to be.
Recent school closures, a global pandemic, and budget deficits that have impacted public schools everywhere threaten the long-term viability and success of the very heart of the community we call home. And even the generous contributions of kind benefactors, dedicated parents, millage supporters, and volunteer fundraisers may not be enough to bridge the gaps that the future portends. There needs to be a bigger initiative, a bolder endeavor, and an even deeper commitment from everyone impacted by this revised version of the future.
News & Notes
Michael Retherford, Grosse Pointe North class of 1989, has made a career out of doing what he loves.
PJ Veltri, North Class of 2007, takes us on a theatrical journey, showing us how you can make a living doing what you love - if you’re committed to it.
Judge Terrence Berg, Grosse Pointe South class of 1977, shares his path from GPPSS to the federal bench.