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BHAS School Board prepares for another meeting with Governor Whitmer's office

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich – The Benton Harbor Area Schools School Board is preparing for another meeting with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office. 

Wednesday’s meeting would be the second in as many weeks. 

Wednesday’s meeting will be a continuation of negotiations between the School Board and the Governor’s office to negotiate a deal to keep Benton Harbor High School and the school district open. 

In May Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration proposed a plan to close Benton Harbor High School shifting the district to a K-8 district, or to dissolve the whole district if a plan could not be reached. 

The School Board presented their plan known as the third option which would keep Benton Harbor High school open while attacking the district’s $18-million debt and academic numbers. 

The School board rejected the state’s plan and the state rejected the School Board’s third option but agreed to work with them to find a solution. 

“We’ve been feeling the same way we’ve been feeling and that’s just to go and dialogue for them to hear us out to determine next steps of what that plans going to look like,” Benton Harbor Area Schools School Board Vice President Joseph Taylor said. 

Along with preparing for Wednesday’s meeting with Governor Whitmer the School Board created a new catalog of classes offered to students

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