When did Ferrysburg join GH district?

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:39 PM

His first two questions — "Why is Ferrysburg shaped the way it is? Why do Grand Haven and Spring Lake each claim parts of North Shore Road?" — were answered Friday. To read that Mailbag, CLICK HERE.

Connor also asked, "And why was it decided that it would be Grand Haven schools?"


For the third question, Grand Haven Area Public Schools Superintendent Keith Konarska checked with some "old-timers" to assist with our answer.

In the 1960s, there were a number of small, rural districts in Michigan that were absorbed into larger school districts.

"After many contacts and referrals, I connected with retired Lake Hills Elementary Principal Frank Such, who informed me that between 1960 and 1965 the state required K-8 districts, like Little Black Lake, to either build their own high school or annex with a neighboring district," Konarska explained. "That was the point in time when Ferrysburg became part of GHAPS."

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