Willow Run amends deficit elimination plan to include closing Willow Run High School in 2013
The Willow Run Community Schools Board of Education recently approved an amended deficit elimination plan that would call for closing the high school, the Ypsilanti Courier reported.
Where high school students would be housed if the current building is shut down is not clear at this time. Per the deficit elimination plan, the high school would close its doors prior to the 2013-14 academic year.
The district has been steadily losing students, creating significant space in numerous buildings. In 2010-11, it experienced a population loss of nearly 42 percent, compared with student count data from 2009-10.
Closing the high school could save Willow Run approximately $1.4 million in instructional costs, the Courier reported.
Willow Run Community Schools is $1.7 million in the red, according to data released in May. The district is exploring consolidation with Ypsilanti Public Schools, with a possible merger proposal to appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot for voters of the districts to decide. Ypsilanti has a current deficit of about $9.9 million.
Read the Ypsilanti Courier report here.