BENTON HARBOR — Plans are in the works to come up with a viable way to keep Benton Harbor High School open past 2020.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave school board trustees until Friday to come up with a plan or to accept the state’s plan, which calls for operations at the high school to be suspended in 2020, with high school students dispersed to eight area high schools and a newly created charter school. That would leave the school district to be able to focus on grades K-8.