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Benton Harbor Schools vote for consent agreement with state

BENTON HARBOR (WKZO) -- Benton Harbor Area Schools are proceeding with a consent agreement with the state of Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder had determined the southwest Michigan school district is in a financial emergency with a 15-million dollar deficit.

The school board voted lMonday night to adopt the agreement with the state rather than go through bankruptcy or have an emergency manager, which were among the options available. The district has 30 days to reach a deal with the state.