SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw School District is considering cost-cutting efforts such as the closure of a number of schools including Saginaw High School.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/1kLqsqw ) that the Board of Education could vote as soon as Wednesday to close the high school and send the district's about 1,600 high school students to Arthur Hill High School. Saginaw High is known as a basketball powerhouse.
If approved, the school district says the new combined high school would have a new name, new colors and a new mascot.
Plans being discussed also could close some other schools, including a middle school and an elementary school.
The Michigan Department of Education has said it could withhold February's state aid payment if officials don't approve and submit a new deficit-elimination plan.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw