Michigan school district teachers still not getting paid

SAGINAW, Mich. -- A broke Michigan school district may still have trouble paying its teachers despite help from the state.

Earlier this month the Buena Vista District in Saginaw was more than $1-million in debt and was forced to close before the school year even finished.

The state agreed to give the district money to continue classes, but so far, teachers have not been paid.

The Michigan Education Association says it is taking a toll.

"They've got bills to pay and they are struggling with meeting their mortgages and car payments," said Sue Rutherford, Michigan Education Association. "They are still trying to do the best work they can, but that does create more stress for them."

The school board told the union the first payroll date after the re-start would be June 7th but the district says it is still waiting on money from the state.

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