School’s out

Posted on May 13, 2013 by

School’s out for summer! School’s out forever!

In this case, perhaps literally. (H/T Jo)

Michigan school district that says it can’t pay teachers to remain closed

A shuttered Michigan school district that says it can’t afford to pay its teachers plans to remain closed until further notice. The update is posted on the website of Buena Vista School District, located near Saginaw. It hasn’t held classes since May 3.

The district laid off teachers and all but three employees May 7. The district has said it wouldn’t be able to make payroll May 24 because the state put a hold on its funding to recoup about $580,000 for a juvenile detention education program the district no longer operates.

Meanwhile, reports Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint says 91 percent of the district’s students get federal food assistance through free and reduced lunch programs, and he wants to ensure the shutdown doesn’t affect their nutrition.

Wow. An entire district where the parents can’t afford to feed their kids or keep their school open. We haven’t seen anything like this before.

But it’s not all bad news. The parents are going to band together to start a co-op to educate their children in the classical arts, while revitalizing their local economy through their entrepreneurial spirit.

Sike! Almost got you there.

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