Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Charter District Slips Onto Deficit Watch List

This is not to be confused with the deficit that Muskegon Heights Public Schools continues to carry from before it outsourced educational and other services to Mosaica Education in 2012.

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Muskegon Superintendent Provides Deficit Update, Shares Service Consolidation Idea From State

Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Jon Felske provided an update on the district’s deficit elimination plan at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

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Muskegon Superintendent Sets Budget Cut Targets Ahead of Sending Deficit Plan to State

Muskegon Public Schools superintendent Jon Felske believes the district needs to cut approximately $7.2 million from its budget next year to be out of its deficit within the two years mandated by the state.

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To Improve Deficit Elimination Plan, Muskegon Heights Board of Education Makes Cuts, Privatizes Positions, Transfers Some Services to MAISD

The board made decisions regarding some of the cuts in a closed session that happened in the early part of Monday’s meeting and lasted over one hour.

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With Deficit Plan Deadline Looming, MAISD Offers Proposals To Right Heights Public Schools Finances

Despite widespread misinformation, the board of education retains decision-making powers for the district. While the school board asked the state last month to install Demetriou as an emergency financial manager for the district, the state has not taken action on the matter; Demetriou remains in an advisory role only.

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Heights School Board Questions Validity of State Takeover Comments, Gives Deficit Answer Timeline

Comments from Education Achievement System chancellor John Covington come as the board, district superintendent Dr. Dana Bryant, the district’s auditors and representatives of other arms of the district will head to Lansing Wednesday to submit their deficit elimination plan for the coming school year.

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Muskegon Heights School Board Hopes To Weather State Budget Cuts With Cooperation

With budget figures from Lansing still up in the air, Muskegon Heights school board president Avery Burrel noted their district will try to work with other districts to weather cuts that may hit the whole county.

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