Mount Pleasant alternative school could go online

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Mount Pleasant Public Schools could convert its alternative high school into an online-only program in order to balance its 2013 budget, according to The (Mount Pleasant) Morning Sun.

The district currently expects to overspend revenues by about $2.7 million.
MPPS could contract with a private nonprofit called Widening Advancements for Youth, which would provide each student with a laptop, The Morning Sun reported.
SOURCE: The (Mount Pleasant) Morning Sun, “Oasis school may go online to save money,” June 20, 2012

FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Michigan Virtual Revolution: WAY Program,” Nov. 1, 2011