Highland Park school board members face emergency manager hearing

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - An emergency financial hearing was held in Lansing as Highland Park school board members made their case to state treasury officials that the district should retain its autonomy.

But, based on comments made by State Treasurer Andy Dillon last week it would appear than an emergency manger appointment is all but certain.

Dillon said the district was in terrible shape and that financial data being provided from Highland Park school district officials was not reliable. The situation is so dire Dillon said he had to advance Highland Park $118,000 to make payroll.

Dillon said he doesn't know if the district will make it through the year – and next year is an even bigger question mark.

School board members say they'll take the state to court if the governor tries to appoint the emergency manager.

Stay with Action News and WXYZ.com for the latest on the hearing in Lansing.  

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