SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A new cost-cutting plan for Saginaw's public school district avoids closing Saginaw High School while shutting three other schools.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/1fu49ke ) that the Saginaw School District Board of Education met Monday and voted to finalize the plan, which turns Saginaw High and Arthur Hill High into schools with students in grades eight through 12.
District leaders must submit a viable, revised plan to eliminate a $6.1 million deficit or face losing millions of dollars in state aid payments.
The district's administration developed a plan that would eliminate several million dollars from the deficit. The district plans to close two elementary schools and a middle school along with a staff development building. Thirty-six layoffs are planned.
An initial plan that included closing basketball powerhouse Saginaw High drew opposition.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw