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Saginaw School District gets extension on presenting debt reduction plan

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SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) -

(02/07/14) - The Saginaw School District will get some extra time to present a debt reduction plan to the state.

Just how much time is not clear and a special school board meeting is still scheduled for noon Saturday at Saginaw High School, which still could be closed.

Saginaw school administrators were to have that deficit elimination plan to the Michigan Department of Education by Monday, but the school district has been told it will be getting an extension to get that deficit elimination plan together.

It will receive a letter Monday telling the administrators just how much extra time they will get.

This all started this past Monday when the school informed the public that the Michigan Department of Education was not satisfied at the pace of debt reduction by the school district.

To save about $5 million, Saginaw administrators presented a plan to close Saginaw High School, which angered a number of east side residents.

The meeting Saturday will give residents a chance to express their feelings once again, but now, since the state has given the district an extension on the deadline, it's not clear if the school board will vote on any plan.

We will be covering Saturday's meeting that begins at noon at Saginaw High and we'll have the stories on our newscasts.

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