Benton Harbor schools

6:12 am
Tue June 24, 2014

State Review Team Appointed for Benton Harbor Schools

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District Superintendent hopes process moves quickly
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor school officials said Monday they welcome a financial review team from Gov. Rick Snyder's office and look forward to the state helping the district eliminate its $16 million debt.
7:25 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Benton Harbor District in "Financial Stress"

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Superintendent says "consent agreement" could work for district
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor Area Schools was declared to be in probable financial stress Monday by the state Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board, which met in Lansing. And that's exactly what Superintendent Leonard Seawood wanted.
6:52 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Report Points Benton Harbor Schools in Direction of Emergency Financial Manager

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Governor could appoint a review team to determine if there is a financial emergency
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- Despite borrowing $2 million from the state as recently as December, Benton Harbor Area Schools is continuing on a downward financial spiral and may not be able to pay its bills in May, according to new report by Michigan Superintendent of Schools Michael Flanagan.
7:34 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Benton Harbor Prepares for State Financial Emergency

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Superintendent says district needs state help to eliminate deficit
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor school district is in financial distress, school officials know it, and they are asking the state for help. That was the message Superintendent Leonard Seawood gave the board Tuesday as he talked about the preliminary review the district received Friday from the Michigan Department of Education showing that the district is probably in financial stress.
7:43 am
Tue April 15, 2014

State Rejects Deficit Elimination Plan for Benton Harbor Schools

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Decision makes state oversight of the district more likely
BENTON HARBOR - A state preliminary review of Benton Harbor Area Schools' finances shows that the district has not made satisfactory progress in eliminating the deficit, which grew from $3 million in 2007 to $15.5 million in 2013.