Benton Harbor schools

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.
7:25 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Benton Harbor District in "Financial Stress"

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

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.