Galien school district could owe state thousands of dollars

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

The Galien Township School District could be forced to pay back up to $500,000 to the state of Michigan after an audit that apparently found the district over-counted students for three years.

According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, the situation surrounds the alternative education program.

State officials say the school over-counted the number of students enrolled in the program, and the district got extra financial aid as a result. But school officials say they have documentation for all of their students.

The district was supposed to submit their appeal on Friday. The Michigan Department of Education will then review the case, but it may take a month or more before there is a decision.

If it turns out the district did over-count the students, they will have to pay back that extra money which could amount to $500,000.

You can read more at the Herald Palladium by clicking here.

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