Activist Crawls to Protest Planned School Closing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) -- An activist is crawling about 30 miles in an eye-catching, bright red jumpsuit to protest a Michigan school district's plans to stop offering high school education to students.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports Bobby Holley began the crawl Tuesday morning in Battle Creek and hopes to arrive at Albion High School by Thursday afternoon.

The board of Albion Public Schools decided this month to no longer offer students a high school education. The board voted 5-1 that beginning this fall Albion High School will close and only students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be taught by the district.

Officials say a $1 million budget deficit could approach $8 million within five years if not addressed. High school students likely would go to another area district.

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