- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - The charter operator of the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System says the district owes it more than $2 million.

Michigan Radio reports Monday that Mosaica Education Inc. Chief Executive Mike Connelly says the company has been “fronting” money the troubled district for months and can no longer cover payroll.

The state advanced money to pay teachers through the end of April.

The Associated Press left a message for Gregory Weatherspoon, the system’s state-appointed emergency manager.

The school system was created in 2012 as a solution to debt that put Muskegon Heights Public Schools into financial emergency and led to a state takeover.

The charter system’s school board is expected to meet Monday night.

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