Highland Park Schools
“We can’t even seem to keep the grass cut around here; the athletic fields are in horrible shape.”
Residents in Highland Park are still fuming over the dumping of thousands of black history and culture books.
A group carrying flashlights, dove into large trash bins and pulled out a fraction of the collection of materials from the civil rights movement
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing on behalf of more than 950 Highland Park Public Schools students and their parents, claiming children aren’t getting the tools needed to learn to read.
Michigan officials will advance the financially troubled Highland Park school district $178,000 to help meet payroll this week.
Despite state advances and bailouts, it was expected that the school district would not be able to meet Friday’s payroll.
The man who’s in charge of straightening out the finances of the struggling Highland Park school district will begin meeting with parents Tuesday.
Many parents in Highland Park are hoping that this Monday marks a new beginning for their troubled school district. Certified Public Accountant Jack Martin is now in place as emergency financial manager for the struggling district.
Jack Martin, a CPA and the former CFO for the U.S. Department of Education, has been appointed Emergency Manager for Highland Park Schools.
While Highland Park School officials were making their case against the state sending in an emergency financial manager, Governor Rick Snyder sent parents a letter telling them why Lansing should be involved.