Bills to Dissolve Financially-Troubled Districts Go to Governor

By: News 10
By: News 10

Bills allowing the state to dissolve financially-troubled school districts are headed to Governor Rick Snyder's desk.

The state treasurer and superintendent of schools would have to agree a district failed to submit a deficit-reduction plan, and is not financially viable.

The governor plans to sign them.

"We actually worked on that legislation," Snyder says. "It's important we have that because we have some school districts that haven't been run right, or run well. We need to be thinking about the kids."

The legislation was specifically written to allow the state to dissolve the Inkster and Buena Vista school districts.

Buena Vista made headlines in May when it abruptly ended the school year early because it ran out of money.

Both districts are in danger of not having enough cash to open in September.


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