Benton Harbor schools

"BENTON HARBOR - A second vendor is suing Benton Harbor Area Schools, claiming it provided more than $600,000 in services to the district that were not paid for." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"BENTON HARBOR - A Maryland-based company is suing Benton Harbor schools for almost $2.8 million in federal court, claiming it provided services to the district that were never paid for. Sodexo Management filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan. No court date has been set." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor Area Schools received a $1.4 million emergency loan Wednesday from the state's Emergency Loan Board, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"BENTON HARBOR - An experienced emergency manager has become acting superintendent of Benton Harbor Area Schools. The school board Tuesday hired Gregory Weatherspoon, former emergency manager of Muskegon Heights and Highland Park schools. In addition, he is the former superintendent of Cassopolis Public Schools." (St. Joseph, Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor school board members voted unanimously to suspend Superintendent Leonard Seawood with pay at a special meeting Thursday after an hour-long closed session. The resolution stated Seawood was being put on administrative non-disciplinary leave pending an investigation of a matter that was not disclosed. Board President Sharon James said before board members voted that, "The board of education is conducting business in a manner that is in the best interests of Benton Harbor Area Schools." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)