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Southfield (Mich.) district will merge 2 high schools Southfield Public Schools

Southfield (Mich.) district will merge 2 high schools

Consolidation of campuses is one of several facility changes aimed at improving district operations.

The Southfield (Mich.) School Board will merge its two high schools and close and reconfigure other campuses in an effort to boost academic quality and use resources more efficiently.

WXYZ-TV says the overhaul of the suburban Detroit district is spelled out in a plan called Imagine 2020, which the board approved in a 4-to-3 vote.

The two high schools in the Southfield (Mich.) district will merge. (WXYZ-TV)

The biggest change for the district will come in 2016-17, when Southfield High School and Southfield-Lathrup High School will be consolidated as one school at the Southfield High location, which is the larger campus. Southfield-Lathrup will be reorganized to accommodate three of Southfield's choice programs: grades 2-8 of MacArthur University Academy K-8; University Preparatory Academy, grade 8; and University High School Academy.

The district will also close Brace-Lederle K-8 school and Adler Elementary School after the 2016-17 school year.

The facility changes come as the district has been dealing with declining enrollment, rising expenses and lower revenue.

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