Students Return to School After District Shutdown


BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Teachers and students in the financially troubled Buena Vista Schools district are returning to the classroom after the district shut earlier this month.

MLive.com reports school reopened Monday in Saginaw County's Buena Vista Township, near Saginaw.

School board members voted Friday to get the district's 27 teachers back on the job. The 400-student district hadn't held class since May 3 because it ran out of money for payroll, and teachers were laid off May 7. The cash crunch came after the state withheld aid to make up for earlier overpayments.

State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan last week approved the district's deficit elimination plan which allows the release of $460,000 in state aid.

School board President Randy Jackson said Friday he didn't know whether the district would open next year.


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