Muskegon ISD school board supports emergency manager’s reforms

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. – The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District is ready to implement the emergency manager’s reforms in Muskegon Heights, even if the state’s emergency manager law is struck down, according to MLive.

To address a $12 million debt, the district’s emergency manager has taken steps to have the district authorize public charter schools, but negotiations are still ongoing, MLive reported. In an informal discussion, board members agreed to continue the emergency manager’s work if challenges to the state’s emergency manager law are successful.
“We just want to make sure there is an educational setting for the kids of Muskegon Heights,” Muskegon ISD Superintendent Dave Sipka told MLive.
SOURCE: MLive, “Intermediate school district prepared to authorize Muskegon Heights charter schools,” July 3, 2012
FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “School Takeover: Much Criticism, No Solutions,” June 22, 2012