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Benton Harbor board members to meet with state leaders Wednesday

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.--- Board members from Benton Harbor Area Schools will be in Lansing Wednesday to meet with state leaders to try and save Benton Harbor High School. The state is proposing a deal to keep the school district open by closing the high school.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Benton Harbor Area Schools unveiled a plan that would tackle the district’s massive debt and poor academic performance by partnering with state agencies and Western Michigan University.

Benton Harbor Area Schools have until Friday to come to an agreement with the state board of education. If a deal cannot be made, the state legislature will take over and the district could dissolve altogether.

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