Funding and enrollment issues surrounding the Saginaw School District are beginning to resemble the closure of Buena Vista, last year.
Parents, students and faculty of Saginaw High, Ruben Daniels and Heavenrich Elementary will know their fate on Saturday.
Yesterday, the board was expected to vote on the closure of all three schools located on Saginaw’s east side.
M-Live reported this morning that the vote for the original proposal to close the schools was delayed, 6-1, until Saturday.
Saginaw Superintendent Carlton Jenkins and his administration originally proposed a restructure of the district. It would include the school closures, moving students and making cuts.
Recently, the Michigan Department of Education was unable to approve Saginaw Public School’s 2013-14 Deficit Elimination Plan.
According to a letter sent to Saginaw from the department, the state is concerned the district is not making significant changes in its operations to mitigate increases in its current deficit.
In addition, the letter said that Saginaw will be given until Monday, February 10, to come up with a viable Deficit Elimination Plan.
If a viable plan is not approved, the state will withhold the district’s February state-aid payment of just under $5 million.