school finances

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills into law meant to prevent financial emergencies in schools. 

BENTON HARBOR - No one wants to talk about it, or even consider what would happen if cash-strapped Benton Harbor Area Schools was to dissolve. "That has never been part of the conversation when we're talking to the state," said Benton Harbor Superintendent Leonard Seawood. He brought up the possibility at a March community forum. (Saint Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

While consultants and teachers have issued their recommendations on which Battle Creek elementary schools should close, no decisions have been made, Superintendent Linda Hicks told parents Monday. Some 80 parents and residents attended the meeting at Battle Creek Central High School's McQuiston Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

If voters don't approve bond proposal for consolidated school, the district will have to find other ways to reduce spending

Battle Creek is among four new districts that are expected to end this school year with a deficit

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