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Video Clip:  ZPS on the ballot Nov. 5

Video Clip: ZPS on the ballot Nov. 5

Citizens living in the Zeeland Public School district will vote November 5 on two ballot proposals. A new state law requires Michigan school districts to schedule their elections in November along with state and national issues. On the ballot for ZPS are these two items:

  • A renewal of the district’s 1-mill building and site levy
  • A renewal of the 18-mill nonhomestead tax.

Starting in 2014, these November elections for schools will take place every two years.

Here, Superintendent Cal De Kuiper explains the two proposals. To vote, go to
the polls you normally attend in your city or township when voting in a national election. Polls are open November 5 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have questions, contact Zeeland Public Schools at 616-748-3003 or go to


Futures 2025: Community working together

Futures 2025: Community working together

Nearly 100 educators, parents, students and community members gave a full day of their time September 19 to discuss the future of Zeeland Public Schools.  The event was called Futures 2025 and took place at the Howard Miller Community Center in Zeeland.  Guided by Bill DeJong, a West Michigan native and global consultant who has… Continue Reading

ZPS Welcomes New Staff

ZPS is proud to introduce our new staff! Danielle Ash, Roosevelt Marlene Bredeway, Woodbridge Aaron Chew, New Groningen Dawn Collins, ZWHS Kelsey Curlett, ZWHS Michelle Fuller, Elementary Michael Garland, ZEHS Stephanie Gregoire, Cityside Jacob Hedges, Adams Jenna Hop, Lincoln Lindsay Jipping, Creekside Dayana Kaboos, New Groningen Aaron Kenemer, Woodbridge Melissa Lambers, New Groningen Matt Lawton,… Continue Reading

De Kuiper Chosen as Superintendent

De Kuiper Chosen as Superintendent

Calvin De Kuiper, Superintendent of Ludington Public Schools, was unanimously selected in a 7-0 vote by the ZPS Board of Education as the next superintendent of Zeeland Public Schools at a board meeting and final interview Thursday at Zeeland West High School. De Kuiper officially signed into contract with the District, with a likely start… Continue Reading