Prospect of Saginaw High School closing off table for now; district faces $32 million deficit

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SAGINAW, Michigan — The prospect of closing Saginaw High School is off the table for now.

The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/17gUsJa ) Interim Superintendent Kelley Peatross presented her recommendation to close the school on Wednesday night. No other board members supported one member's motion to vote on its fate, so it's expected to stay open.

Some at the meeting erupted in applause and celebration after the motion didn't advance.

The idea of whether to close Saginaw High and combine its students with those at Arthur Hill High has been discussed amid declining enrolment in the Saginaw school district, where it dropped below 7,000 students in the fall. A decade ago, the district had 11,745 students.

From 2011 through 2016, Saginaw schools projected a $32 million deficit that the state is requiring it to eliminate.


Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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