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Inkster, Buena Vista districts miss deadline

LANSING (WKZO) -- State officials are beginning the process to dissolve the Inkster and Buena Vista school districts after both systems missed Monday afternoon's deadline to secure funding for the upcoming school year.

During a meeting last week, state Superintendent Mike Flanagan and state Treasurer Andy Dillon gave both districts until yesterday at 5:00 p.m. to find the funds to allow the doors to open in September.  Students from both districts will now be moved to schools in surrounding areas.

According to state officials, Inkster has a nearly 16-million dollar deficit, while Buena Vista is nearly four-million-dollars in debt.