Some Mich. Schools Could Lose Local Control

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Flint School District schools could fall under the control of a state-run district established to reform failing schools, under a set of bills in the Michigan legislature.

House Bill 6004 and Senate Bill 1358 would expand the state’s existing Education Achievement Authority, which currently oversees 15 public schools in Detroit and is in place through a partnership with Eastern Michigan University.

Proposed bills call for the EAA to go statewide, eventually encompassing many of the lowest-performing 5 percent of public schools in Michigan. The 2011-12 bottom 5 percent list includes seven schools from the Flint district: Brownell, Cummings, Neithercut and Summerfield elementary schools, Holmes and McKinley middle schools and Northern High School.

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