Inkster School District dissolved, board decides on redistricting plan

(WXYZ) - The first day of school will bring big changes for students in Inkster.

On Thursday night, the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency, known as RESA, approved dissolving the district.

At a special RESA board meeting, educators, politicians, past students, current students and parents shared memories and a whole lot of displeasure over the state of Michigan's decision to dissolve the Inkster School District. 

Earlier this month, State Treasurer Andy Dillon and State Superintendent Michael Flanagan decided that both Buena Vista and Inkster Public School districts met the requirements to be dissolved. 

RESA board members voted to approve dissolving the district- but said they only did so to maintain control over how the district is divided up.

They released a map that shows the boundary distribution.

So come fall, students will attend one of four other districts: Romulus Community Schools, Taylor School District, Wayne-Westland Community Schools or Westwood Community Schools.

The district's 142 employees were laid off in June, but we learned Thursday night that their positions are being terminated.

There were rumblings at the meeting and it's a possibility that this decision could end up in court.

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