PONTIAC, Mich (WXYZ) - It was an emergency school board meeting in Pontiac called to approve information for the state in hopes of avoiding payless paydays, but in the end it turned emotional and chaotic.
That's because teachers and parents and even some board trustees had a lot to say and many matters to discuss.
" I am emotional in my heart," said teacher Pamela St. Onge, "It's about my kids, what are you doing to my kids," she said to the board.
There was also a mystery and many questions about the sudden resignation of the superintendent Brian Dougerty.
One trustee accused another of secretly telling him he had to go. He is leaving May 17th, was not at the meeting Friday night and told Action News earlier, It just wasn't a good fit."
Hundreds came out for the meeting that was packed and in the end everyone agreed they would try harder to work together and everyone agreed they want to work out their financial problems without an emergency manager or bankruptcy.
They are just hoping the state will approve their deficit reduction plan and there will be money to pay the teachers next Friday and get the district back on the right track.
"We have some of the greatest kids," said one teacher. That comment drew a standing ovation.
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