Two Michigan schools look at annexation possibilities

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As Whitmore Lake Public Schools teeters on the brink of plunging into debt, its officials and those from Ann Arbor Public Schools are now investigating the feasibility of Ann Arbor annexing the smaller district.

Their school boards convened in a joint meeting Monday night at Whitmore Lake High School—which was heavily attended by a crowd of about 100 parents and staff from Whitmore Lake.

After a lengthy discussion between members of both boards and public comment, the boards of both districts voted unanimously Monday night to pursue a feasibility study for annexation and to form a joint committee to identify specific areas where services could be consolidated or shared.

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