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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New Emergency Manager, Student Board Member Introduced at Heights Academy Meeting

Regional VP Alena Zachery-Ross introduced Jeremie Harris, Jr., the Muskegon Heights student who will serve as the board’s new student representative through the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Muskegon Heights Public Schools Emergency Manager Gives Financial Update, Sets Public Meeting on Education

Switching away from financial matters, Dr. Weatherspoon stated that his new focus would be on improving the district’s educational standards “now that district finances have been stabilized and a repayment plan is in place.”

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City of Muskegon Heights Interested In Buying Roosevelt, Lindbergh Schools

The resolution passed Monday would not finalize any purchase agreements. It would simply give the city manager support to pursue a purchase from the district, via emergency financial manager.

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Heights Charter Enrollment Stands Above 1,200 Students

October’s official count day, which helps figure out what amount of state aid school districts receive, yielded a count of 1,222, in line with recruitment hopes but just over 200 students short of a projected number set forth in its budget projections.

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Muskegon Heights Community Forum Talks About Jail, Emergency Manager, Millage Renewal, Features Benton Harbor Councilman

Discussion of the referendum and PA-4 swayed hard to one side – against the proposal. This was primarily due to a presentation by Benton Harbor city councilman Marcus Mohammed, a strong opponent of the law.

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State Representative Urges Muskegon Heights Residents To Renew School Millage

Marcia Hovey-Wright stated that the state would be looking to recoup its funds any way it could, and it would turn to the city’s taxpayers for the money if the district could not provide them

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Heights Public Schools Emergency Manager Details “Unfinished Business” For District

Dr. Donald Weatherspoon indicated he would have an answer from the Michigan Department of Treasury around August 1 regarding restructuring of the district’s debt.

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Muskegon Heights Charter Board Passes Budget; Mosaica Hires Regional VP

“The goal is to pour as many resources in the schooling as possible in the first year instead of building surpluses or deficits,” said Mosaica vice president for school finance Roger Gray.

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Muskegon Heights Teachers Union, Emergency Financial Manager Settle Before Hearing Regarding Layoffs

Key provisions of the multi-part settlement appear to revolve around the short notice of termination of health benefits and the disruption of the Weatherspoon’s short timeline to enact any educational plan before the start of the coming school year.

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