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Saginaw school board members will try again this week to craft a deficit elimination plan

Saginaw school board members will meet again Tuesday to discuss how to deal with the district’s multi-million dollar deficit.

Saginaw school board members have met three times in the past week to hash out a deficit elimination plan.

The most recent proposal called for laying off employees and closing three schools, including Saginaw High School.

Parents and students have attacked the plan and the board for considering it.

Late last week, the state Department of Education agreed to give the district more time to come up with an acceptable deficit elimination plan.   Without a new plan, the state is threatening to withhold the district’s February state aid payment.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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