Superintendent Reaches Out for Student Input on School Merger

School Superintendent Dr. Lynda Wood held a question-and-answer session with student leaders on March 25 about the proposed merger of Southfield High School and Southfield-Lathrup High School.
The purpose of the merger is to attract more kids and parents to Southfield Public Schools while saving money, Wood said.
Students asked many questions and Wood attempted to answer them.
Southfield Student Congress President Kaleb Baker asked if the mascot and the school name would be changing. Wood said, “That can not be answered right now.”
National Honor Society President Tiffany Harris recommended the new combined school should have more foreign language classes for more well-rounded students.
Class President Renae Moses asked what would happen to the presidents and captains at each high school after the merger.
Wood told Moses, “Those types of questions have not been worked out yet.” Wood added, “We are not the only school that has done this (merge).”
Track Captain Calvin Graves asked if teachers or coaches would lose their jobs, to which Wood responded, “No one will lose their job due to the combination of the schools.”
Wood said bus routes and transportation details would need to be adjusted to accommodate the proposed merger.