Michigan school consolidation

9:03 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

State Superintendent says countywide school systems could be answer to financially troubled districts

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Mike Flanagan says millions can be saved through consolidation, but skeptics want to see proof
With a record number of school districts sinking into a deficit and two districts possibly on their way to being dissolved, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is urging drastic action - including a plan to convert Michigan's nearly 550 districts, 56 intermediate districts and nearly 280 charter schools to countywide school districts.