More Michigan school districts slipping into budget deficits in new fiscal year

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, September 16, 2013

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told a joint legislative panel Thursday that Pontiac Public Schools and the Benton Harbor School District are in "dire financial straits" and are hoping for emergency loans through the state treasury to survive.

The schools are among the 56 districts and public charter schools either already in or expected to be in budget deficits, according to Flanagan's quarterly report on deficit districts. A total of 55 districts were on the list last quarter, but four districts are new entrants on the list of those having projected deficits.

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