Benton Harbor schools

6:31 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Benton Harbor School Consolidation Plan Moves Forward

But questions raised about details
BENTON HARBOR - An almost $52 million plan to consolidate Benton Harbor's four elementary schools into one new campus moved forward Tuesday, but not before some heated discussion.
7:19 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Benton Harbor Considers Merger of Elementary Schools

Superintendent says cost of maintaining four elementary buildings is too high
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor school board members will consider a proposal Jan. 13 to consolidate the district's four elementary schools into one new campus, which would save the district about $2 million a year in operating costs. Officials said the plan would cost $51.9 million, which includes $35.4 million to build the new school.
12:39 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Lawmakers Could Remove Emergency Manager Choice for Schools

Two school districts, including Benton Harbor, have agreed to financial reform goals, to avoid an emergency manager
Lansing - Lawmakers may strip financially troubled schools districts of the choice of accepting assistance from a state emergency manager to balance their budgets - two years after giving school boards options to rein in their deficits.
7:09 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Benton Harbor Superintendent Says it's Time to Reinvent District

Benton Harbor School District is seeking a consent agreement with the state to eliminate a budget deficit
BENTON HARBOR - Now that they've signed off on the idea, Benton Harbor school board members are ready for the nitty gritty details of working out a consent agreement with the state. The board on Monday unanimously endorsed a resolution to seek the agreement
6:12 am
Tue June 24, 2014

State Review Team Appointed for Benton Harbor Schools

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.