Stockbridge is closing its middle school. Could this happen to your school?

8:56 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Stockbridge is closing its middle school. Could this happen to your school?

Lead in text: 
State of Opportunity reporter Sarah Alvarez returned to Stockbridge, Mich., several months after completing a series on how the schools there are excelling in providing quality education for its students. Despite success at the pre-K, elementary, and high school levels, the middle school struggled with poor student performance. Now the decision's been made to close the middle school altogether. Sarah takes us back to Stockbridge to see what factors go into deciding to close a school. As it turns out, there's more than money involved, but that's a huge part of the problem to be solved.
"This is a sleeper community. Nobody's coming to Stockbridge. So, you have to have people that are committed to putting their kids first. I see a lot of that go on." - Chris Young, Stockbridge community member