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Benton Harbor board members to meet with state leaders Wednesday

NOW: Benton Harbor board members to meet with state leaders Wednesday


BENTON HARBOR, Mich.--- Board members from Benton Harbor Area Schools will be in Lansing Wednesday to meet with state leaders to try and save Benton Harbor High School. The state is proposing a deal to keep the school district open by closing the high school.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Benton Harbor Area Schools unveiled a plan that would tackle the district’s massive debt and poor academic performance by partnering with state agencies and Western Michigan University.

Benton Harbor Area Schools have until Friday to come to an agreement with the state board of education. If a deal cannot be made, the state legislature will take over and the district could dissolve altogether.

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Mark 130 days ago
I hate to speculate and jinx a deal, but???
The Military school would have an eight hundred person capacity. Local students would have to apply to qualify for the scholarships. 5% of the prerequisite scholarships would be out of area eligible. Pee-wee through High School football fully funded. Every player has to keep up grades/attendance. Players with learning disabilities will have to be progressing on a trade program. Huge security at every door and every classroom. Door to door school-bus us security. The NIGHT games are tighter than an airport. Legalize the betting to pay for the security for both.
I hate to see people fired??? Heads still roll without throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
Mark Mark 129 days ago
The bankruptcy court needs to understand that a marching band & sports program of peers will give the school attraction charisma. Benton Harbor Military High School needs to be something that makes people move to Benton Harbor so their kids can have "a shot" at getting in.
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