Buena Vista Teachers To Return To Classrooms

BUENA VISTA TWP. (AP) – More than two dozen teachers laid off in the financially troubled Buena Vista Schools district will return to work on Monday.

School board members voted 6-0 Friday night to get the 27 teachers back on the job. They were laid off May 7.

The 400-student district in Saginaw County’s Buena Vista Township near Saginaw hasn’t held class since May 3 because it ran out of money for payroll. The cash crunch came after the state withheld aid to make up for earlier overpayments.

State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan earlier this week approved the district’s deficit elimination plan which allows the release of $460,000 in state aid.

Sharp enrollment drops contributed to the district going into debt in 2011, with its deficit reaching $1 million last July.

MORE: Buena Vista Schools Could Reopen After Debt Plan Approved

Michigan School District Closed, Can’t Make Payroll

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Christmas Light Displays
Best Holiday Drink Ideas

Watch & Listen