2022 School Board Election Dates and Deadlines
School Board elections take place on even-year November general election dates. Candidates who plan to run for their local school board at the November 2022 election must file an Affidavit of Identity and either a nonpartisan nominating petition or a nonrefundable fee with the Marquette County Clerk’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Failure to file an Affidavit of Identity and the petition or fee by this deadline will bar the candidate from appearing on the ballot. Marquette Area Public Schools will have two open six-year seats. For more information or to obtain the Affidavit of Identity or petition, please contact the Marquette County Clerk’s Office at 906-225-8330.
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Message from the Superintendent - End of the School Year
As many of you well know, weather in the UP can be unpredictable. This past school year we had substantial accumulations of snow in January and February and freezing rain, ice, sleet and snow in the end of March. For the safety of students, staff and families, we canceled eight full days of instruction. We just received confirmation from the Michigan Department of Education that MAPS can end the year as scheduled on Thursday, June 9th...
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Distance Learning
Beginning April 12, 2022, in the event that circumstances allow for adequate notice, in lieu of a traditional school closure MAPS will be considering the option of distance learning...
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School of Choice
Marquette Area Public Schools announces School of Choice openings for non-residents in grades K-12 for the 1st semester of the 2022-2023 school year. Application forms may be obtained at any MAPS school building, at the Superintendent's office, or downloaded from the MAPS website. Completed application forms will be accepted through Friday, September 9, 2022. The district will make every effort to accommodate building preference at the elementary level, but retains the right to make the final building selection for student placement. The enrollment deadline for students accepted under the School of Choice program is Friday, September 9, 2022. Students must reside within the Marquette-Alger RESA to be eligible for School of Choice at MAPS.
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Here Comes the Bus App
Transportation Announcement - Here Comes the Bus
MAPS is excited to announce the use of Here Comes the Bus (HCTB)! HCTB is a mobile app and website that delivers real-time school bus arrival and departure notifications to parents via mobile push and email notifications. Notifications are sent when the bus is nearby, practically eliminating the wait times at the bus stop. No standing outside for extended periods of time in inclement weather. In addition, with the new scanning feature, it will also tell you (and us), when/where your student scans on/off the bus. Parents have peace of mind knowing their student is safe and will get on the right bus, at the right stop, at the right time. HCTB is trusted by more than 2 million registered users...
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Do You Have a Change of Address?
Just a reminder that if you move or change your address (or phone number)...
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Emergency Notification System
Marquette Area Public Schools utilizes SchoolMessenger as our emergency notification system (inclement weather, other potential school closings, lockdowns, etc.)...
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Section 504 Annual Notification
As required by the Office of Civil Rights, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 504"), Marquette Area Public Schools must notify staff of the OCR-approved Section 504 policies and procedures, publish them on the District’s website, and notify parents, students, and staff how to obtain hard copies...
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