benton harbor high school

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board members voted Tuesday to continue negotiations with the state rather than accepting a proposed Financial Recovery Agreement between the district and the Michigan Department of Treasury.

School board trustees in May had approved a separate academic and financial operating plan to turn the district around. It was drawn up by the Benton Harbor Area Schools Community Engagement Advisory Committee, which was created during the summer of 2019, and tweaked by Superintendent Andrae Townsel after he became superintendent in February. That plan was between the school district, the treasury department and the Michigan Department of Education.

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