Grand Rapids Public Schools
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Tuesday is the first day of school for most districts in Michigan and changes are in store for West Michigan's largest district.
At public elementary schools in Grand Rapids, students will be required to wear uniforms as part of the district's transformation plan: http://bit.ly/10dPky8.
The plan, approved late last year, aims to allow GRPS to compete with the charter, parochial, and suburban schools that have eaten away at the district's attendance. The plan also aims to save money and replicate programs GRPS has found to be successful.