Stop the closing of Benton Harbor Public Schools!
The Michigan Department of Education has proposed a unilateral plan to close Benton Harbor High School in 2020 with redistribution of high school students to a proposed charter school under Lake Michigan College and nine other local school districts.
Would this EVER happen to St. Joe schools? NEVER!
Please distribute this via social media and help pack this meeting if you can.
The Benton Harbor area school board will hold the first open public meeting at the High School Public Commons to discuss the future of Benton Harbor High School and the entire K-12 school district.
Tuesday June 4, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
870 Colfax Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Students, families, teachers, and friends from BH and across the state are strongly encouraged to participate.
We are urgently requesting that Governor Whitmer appear in person to fulfill 3 of her campaign promises:
- to support public schools especially in high poverty communities;
- to fight urban poverty;
- to hold government accountable.
As has been widely covered in the media over the past few days, Governor Whitmer's office, the Michigan Treasury, and part of the Michigan Department of Education have proposed a unilateral plan to close Benton Harbor High School in 2020 with redistribution of BHAS high school students to a proposed charter school under Lake Michigan College and nine other local school districts.
We must hold Governor Whitmer accountable for her words, her action and inaction. Let fight back!!