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Thu November 3, 2011
Highland Park schools move a step closer to emergency manager
Highland Park schools could be Michigan’s second school district to get an emergency manager. The state moved a step closer to that scenario today.
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a 10-member team to comb through the troubled school district’s finances – and maybe help it avoid a state takeover.
A preliminary review of Highland Park Schools’ books wrapped up late this summer. It found “probable financial stress,” with recurring deficits, and a current deficit of more than 15 percent of the district’s general fund revenues. The state schools chief recommended the second review.
The review team has 30 days to report its findings to the governor.
Right now Benton Harbor, Ecorse and Pontiac – along with Detroit Public Schools – are under emergency managers. A secondary review of Flint’s finances just got under way.