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Inkster (Mich.) district proposes turning over its high school to a charter operator

To deal with a $12 million deficit, Inkster (Mich.) school district has proposed turning operation of its high school to a charter school management company and becoming a K-8 system. The Detroit Free Press says the proposal is spelled out in a deficit elimination plan filed with the Michigan Department of Education. The district lost more than 500 students this year, part of an enrollment slide that has affected them for several years. The high school enrolls about 940 students and costs about $9 million a year to operate, but the district brings in only about $6 million in revenue for the school.

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