The Michigan Department of the Treasury says neither Inkster Public Schools nor the Buena Vista Public School District submitted the necessary documentation to avoid being dissolved by Monday’s deadline.
Both districts were declared no longer financially viable by State Superintendent Mike Flanagan and State Treasurer Andy Dillon last week. They were given until 5:00 p.m. Monday to provide documentation that showed they had arranged for enough funding to make it through the end of the next school year.
Because neither district provided the documentation by the deadline, they will be dissolved and incorporated in whole or in part into one or more of the other school districts within the respective Intermediate Schools district.
This will be done so that children from those districts will have viable schools to attend when classes begin on September 3, 2013.
“I really don’t know what I’m going to do,” said Melissa Dubose. The Inkster mom only has six weeks to figure out where her two children will attend school in the fall. “It’s just sad that this is even something we have to stress out about with Inkster being how it is already,” she said.
There are four districts now under consideration for just over 2,200 students who attend Inkster Public Schools. The districts include Westwood Community Schools, Wayne-Westland Community Schools, Romulus Community Schools, and the Taylor School District.
The Wayne Regional Education Service (RESA), which is the ISD for Wayne County, will redraw the school boundary lines for Inkster on Thursday. Governor Snyder signed a law last month that allowed the state to dissolve insolvent districts.