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BHAS school board holds meeting as deadline looms regarding the future of Benton Harbor High School

NOW: BHAS school board holds meeting as deadline looms regarding the future of Benton Harbor High School

BENTON HARBOR, Mich – The Benton Harbor Area Schools school board held a meeting on Thursday just one day after Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer came to Benton Harbor to defend the state’s plan of closing Benton Harbor High School.

The school board resolved necessary financial matters in front of them at Thursday’s meeting.

Notably missing from the meeting was outgoing CEO and Superintendent Dr. Robert Herrera who accepted a job at Farmington Public Schools. 

The school board acknowledged Governor Whitmers appearance in Benton Harbor on Wednesday but didn’t comment on where the negotiations stand with the extended deadline of June 14th.

“We can’t talk about that right now we got the extra week so we’re working on that,” Benton Harbor Area Schools school board Vice President Joseph Taylor said.

On Thursday Benton Harbor’s Mayor Marcus Muhammad took to twitter to threaten to pull the plug on the Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Tournament if the state closes Benton Harbor High School.

The school board also said there will be an interim Superintendent appointed in the near future but details need to be finalized before it’s done.

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