Shifting among staff revealed at Benton Harbor schools

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - There is some shifting among staff and faculty positions at Benton Harbor Area Schools that the school board initially tried to keep quiet.

The information comes from our reporting partners at the Herald-Palladium.

The new principal for the STEAM Academy at MLK will be Thomas James. He is the current principal of the Dream Academy, which is set to close.

Also, five teachers from the Global Dual Language School are being reassigned and trustees are considering closing that facility.

Trustees also approved eliminating the dean and behavior intervention positions, along with restructuring the 21st Century Program, which resulted in two layoffs.