BH school board discusses cutbacks

Parents were brought up to speed about how the Benton Harbor school district will be cutting back next school year.

The school board held a town hall meeting tonight with Superintendent Leonard Seawood leading it.

The district is making a lot of changes to the school district to make it leaner, ultimately erasing their budget deficit by the 2014-2015 school year.

Next year, they're cutting building occupancy by 40% and cutting down the district to seven schools.

They are also launching a program to bridge the gap between the school and the community called parent university.

"It’s going to be a learning environment for our parents, helping them understand the gaps that exist between them and being connected to our school district,” said Donna Bell, Parent Engagement Coordinator

Parents and the community were encouraged to ask questions and give feedback to the changes happening with the school district.

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