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Benton Harbor schools

outside of Benton Harbor High School
Lindsey Smith / Michigan Radio

Benton Harbor’s school board was set to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the district’s turnaround plan. The board was given a list of 22 recommendations from the Community Engagement Advisory Committee - or CEAC.

Recommendations include things reviewing and improving building infrastructure, creating a teacher residency program, and creating incentives for retaining district staff.

Dustin Dwyer / Michigan Radio

Governor Whitmer is expected in Benton Harbor this afternoon for a town hall meeting about the city’s school district. Whitmer’s administration says Benton Harbor High School must shut down to keep the district out of financial insolvency.

Hundreds gathered in the city last night to oppose that plan.

Some drove in from around the state where schools have closed in the past.