Mike Zimmers http://wuis.org en Students Lacking Immunizations Out Of School For 3 Weeks & Counting http://wuis.org/post/students-lacking-immunizations-out-school-3-weeks-counting <p>About five hundred Springfield students were forced out of the public schools last month for failing to have required physicals and immunizations. The number has since dropped to 87 kids missing classes. The deadline was October 15th. School board member Mike Zimmers says the policy should be changed for next year to have the deadline before school gets underway.</p><p>"Parents just need to plan, you know when they start thinking about ... we need to get school clothes or school supplies -- in your mindset just think, we need to get physicals, we need to get shots,” said Zimmers.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:09:03 +0000 Rachel Otwell 12403 at http://wuis.org Students Lacking Immunizations Out Of School For 3 Weeks & Counting Interview: Mike Zimmers, Springfield School Board Member http://wuis.org/post/interview-mike-zimmers-springfield-school-board-member <p></p><p style="line-height: 24px; border: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px;">Mike Zimmers worked in district 186 in a variety of roles – administrator, teacher, principal, coach… And now he serves on the school board. His win unseated previous school board president, Susan White. In this interview&nbsp;Zimmers&nbsp;tells us about his priorities for Springfield public schools, the search for a new superintendent, the closure of a middle school, and more:</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 16:36:08 +0000 Rachel Otwell 3351 at http://wuis.org Interview: Mike Zimmers, Springfield School Board Member AG Says Springfield School Board Violated Open Meetings Act http://wuis.org/post/ag-says-springfield-school-board-violated-open-meetings-act <p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:02:11 +0000 Rachel Otwell 3085 at http://wuis.org AG Says Springfield School Board Violated Open Meetings Act