ALBION, MI (WKZO) -- As legislators consider a 2% increase in funding for the state’s Public School System after slashing far more than that in the past two years,
It’s left a lot of school districts in financial trouble. The situation has gotten so acute in Albion that they are considering closing their high school, and sending those students to neighboring districts.
Other options include handing it over to a charter school to run, going to a teacher-led model, or just continuing to lose money, which could result in the district being taken over by an Emergency Manager.
They held a public hearing on the issue last evening and received mixed reviews on all of them. The board will have to make a decision soon, budgets are due July first.