Covert Schools

8th graders work on a math assignment at Covert Public Schools
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is expected to close next year. That means more than 600 people will lose their jobs. That could also spell bad news for Van Buren County. The county gets almost $10 million in property taxes from Palisades every year.

Bobbi Morehead says drop in enrollment was expected because of "instability"

Last summer's turmoil threatened to close district

The State Treasury Department says the district should have received about half of a $3.9 million property tax payment by New Covert Generating Company but instead got only $90,000.

Property tax dispute had put this school year in question