Battle Creek’s Northwestern Middle School will be seeing a radical overhaul this year, in an effort to turn around the struggling building.

In a press release, Battle Creek Public Schools Superintendent Kim Carter says that although Northwestern is no longer on the state of Michigan’s list of chronically underperforming schools, they are still required to submit a “transformation plan” that outlines how they plan to fix these problems.

Among solutions being offered up include a new principal and new teachers, a change in the curriculum, and new programs designed to help keep students in school with good behavior. The district even plans on renaming Northwestern, to be announced when the fall semester begins.

Superintendent Carter is urging parents and students in the district to “be part of the school’s brighter future” as things move forward.

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