HIGHLAND PARK, Mich (WXYZ) - Teachers in Highland Park face a payless payday Friday and an uncertain future for their district as the governor says there is only $40,000 in the district's coffers.
It is the latest disappointing news for the District's 70 or so teachers and it comes on the same day Jack Martin, the newly appointed emergency manager, was asked by Governor Snyder to step down.
Martin's departure is expected to be temporary and comes because of an on-going lawsuit. Martin told 7 Action News he hopes to be back soon.
Hours after his departure was announced, Martin met with small groups of board members to talk about what happened, the future and how the members can speed up his return.
Some board members say they believe without Martin they won't get any funding.
Katrina Henry, the president of the teacher's union and a teacher at the high school says a payless payday will be hard for everyone. However, she is hoping they will eventually get paid and that all the teachers show up for work.
Beyond that most are hoping and some are praying the district can survive. The governor has sent letters to the parents telling them to be prepared to transfer their children to another district if Highland Park doesn't make it.
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