Michigan orders review of school system finances that lost half of its students
State officials have ordered a review of the finances of the Highland Park School system, which has lost more than half its students in the last four years and is facing a $19.9 million deficit.
Under Michigan’s Emergency Manager law, financial review is the first step in a process that can result in take over of a school system.
The Associated Press reports:
The preliminary review for Highland Park schools is expected to be complete by the end of August. State officials determine how to proceed after that review is wrapped up.
Steps could include the adoption of a consent plan aimed at fixing school finances or putting a review team into the district for further evaluation.
Highland Park is an economically devastated enclave of Detroit.