State to pay for Benton Harbor superintendent search firm

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - Benton Harbor Area Schools will hire a firm to help them with a national search for a new superintendent.

The state has agreed to pay the $22,000 cost to hire the firm as the district figures out how to handle its $18.4 million debt, according to our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium.

Patricia Robinson has served as interim superintendent after Robert Herrera left the district for a new job.

Meanwhile, state officials will meet with Benton Harbor school officials at 5 p.m. Friday the high school.