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Inkster, Buena Vista Schools Fail To Prove They’re Solvent

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The Monday deadline has come and gone for two Michigan school districts — looking to prove to state officials that they do have enough money to open their doors in September for the first day of classes.

The state says the Inkster and the Buena Vista school districts have not secured new loans to finance operations and will be dissolved.

The Inkster and Buena Vista School districts are both broke and needed to prove they had the funds lined up to educate their students.

Now,  State Treasurer Andy Dillon and Superintendent of Schools Mike Flanagan say they plan to dissolve the districts.

One Inkster mom tells WWJ she hasn’t been happy with the situation within the district for a long time.

“I was upset because they’re not offering transportation for the children,” she said. “A lot of people out here don’t have transportation so we relied on the public school … transportation system … I’m okay with it because I have transportation …was planning on putting my kids in Romulus schools but I feel it’s very sad.”

The Inkster School District is facing a $15.8 million deficit.

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