Muskegon Heights (Mich.) district gets emergency manager

April 20, 2012
Deficit-plagued district sought state intervention

From The Detroit Free Press: The Muskegon Heights (Mich.) district, which lost nearly a third of its student population since 2006 and finished the 2011 year with a nearly $8.5-million deficit, has become the third school district in the state placed under an emergency manager. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed educator Donald Weatherspoon to take over management of the district. The Muskegon Heights school board asked state intervention after concluding that its own deficit-reduction plans were ineffective. The other school districts in the state under emergency management are Detroit and Highland Park.

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