The Benton Harbor Area School Board held a special meeting Monday night to discuss a plan to keep the city’s high school open.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration says Benton Harbor schools are $18-million in debt and could run out of money next year. She says the high school needs to shut down to save money.
The district’s school board says it has an alternate plan, which it will formally submit to the governor on Wednesday.
Roosevelt Bell is a resident who spoke. He says the parts of the plan that have been made public are not specific enough.