The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan as natural disaster areas for three separate sets of disaster conditions last year.
Ottawa County is one of the designated areas.
Parents seemed overall supportive Tuesday night at the first of two community forums focusing on all-day, every-day kindergarten in Spring Lake schools.
A second hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session is scheduled for 7 tonight at the Spring Lake Middle School auditorium, 345 Hammond St.
The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District has accepted the responsibility for the West Michigan Student Showcase, effective with the 2012 program in March.
It was formerly organized by The Muskegon Chronicle.