Ypsi: Schools

Richard Weigel, assistant superintendent at Ypsilanti Public Schools, is being hired as superintendent of the Niles, Mich. school system, located just north of South Bend. From a report in the Niles Daily Star: “There were some concerns about Ypsilanti High School, which is in its sixth year of not meeting state standards, is on its third principal in five years and has only a 70 percent graduation rate. But [trustee Michael] Waldron said through the visit, he concluded Weigel didn’t have much to do with the high school. Waldron also said … ‘Every place he’s been he’s passed a bond.’”[Source]