GRPS employees that we believe may be eligible for the Covid-19 Grant have been notified via email.  If you did not receive an email from Micky Savage and you believe you should have qualified for this grant, please review the attached FAQ’s and email Ms. Savage (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the rationale by Friday, December 4, 2020.  You do have the right to appeal the eligibility determination to the district.

Those that were previously employed with GRPS for the entire 2019/2020 school year who we deemed eligible were mailed letters via U.S. mail to their last known address.  Because of that, these former employees have until Friday, December 4, 2020 to file an appeal. 

Please note that eligibility was determined using data supplied by the Michigan Department of Education’s  Registry of Educational Personnel and the FAQ’s provided from the Department of Treasury. 

Thank you. 


Fillable Form 5734 - Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification

Form 5734 - Support Staff - Instructions

Form 5734 - Teachers - Instructions

Michigan Department Treasury - COVID-19 Grants FAQs



GRPS Human Resources Department

The Human Resources and Legal Services Department administers the human resources programs for the 4000+ GRPS employees. As the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & General Counsel, I am proud to lead the staff of human resources professionals who support our schools and departments.

For anyone interested in applying for employment with GRPS, this website is the means for advertising job openings and accepting job applications. We welcome you to apply for all positions for which you qualify.

As a new employee, you are now a member of a diverse community of excellent teachers, administrators and staff who work tirelessly to fulfill the District’s mission of ensuring that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society.

For our current employees, detailed information regarding our human resources programs and benefits can be found on Infohost or in your union contracts or employee manuals.

We welcome your feedback about our website and ways to make it more useful for you.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Sharron Pitts, the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and General Counsel, is the Freedom of Information Coordinator for the Grand Rapids Public Schools.  Ms. Pitts and staff are responsible for receiving and responding to FOIA requests. FOIA requests must be in writing, attention to: FOIA Request, Human Resources, Grand Rapids Public Schools, 1331 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.  Requests can also be faxed to the office at (616) 819-2172 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Information regarding the policy, procedures, and fee documents can be found in the links on the right side of this page.

Sharron Pitts
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & General Counsel and District’s Civil Rights Coordinator
1331 Franklin S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 819-2022
Fax: (616) 819-3492

  • Sharron Pitts Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and General Counsel