Albion Schools consider major steps to address budget shortfall

May 6, 2013

Albion High School marquee
Credit Albion Public Schools


Albion Public School officials are considering drastic action to address a $1-million budget shortfall. That could include closing the district's high school.

Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley told WMUK's Gordon Evans that various options are under consideration, including closing the high school, authorizing a charter school that would essentially privatize high school grades, establish a teacher-led model and run a deficit. The district would have to file a deficit-elimination plan with the state in order to run a deficit. 

Hinkley says the board will hold two forum this week. He says a decision could be made next week. But a final decision will have to be made by June 30th when state law requires all districts to finish their budget.