SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The local school board has delayed a vote that could have led to the closing of Saginaw High and some other facilities.
The Saginaw School District Board of Education got together Saturday, but took no action after a three-hour meeting that included a number of public comments and had hundreds in attendance.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/1bzUEis ) the board will next meet on Tuesday.
District leaders must submit a viable, revised deficit-elimination plan to the state or lose $4.8 million in February state aid payments.
Superintendent Carlton Jenkins has proposed closing Saginaw High School and two other schools and laying off 53 employees to save $4.6 million this year.
Alternate plans reviewed Saturday involved closing elementary schools and making Saginaw High and Arthur Hill High schools seventh- through 12th-grade buildings.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw