- Associated Press - Sunday, October 16, 2016

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A possible enrollment increase has given a southwestern Michigan school district an extension in the sale of surplus buildings.

The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports (https://bit.ly/2e9338d) Sunday that Benton Harbor Area Schools’ trustees no longer are required to sell the properties by July 1, 2017.

Superintendent Shelly Walker says she still is working on final student count numbers for the fall, but it looks like enrollment is up over last year.

Walker says state officials told her they don’t want the district to sell buildings that are going to be needed.

School board trustees tabled a plan in April that called for 14 properties to be sold by Dec. 31 or face auction. The number of properties was trimmed to 12 with the July 1, 2017 sale deadline.



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Information from: The Herald-Palladium, https://www.heraldpalladium.com

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