Willow Run school board to appoint acting superintendent at emergency meeting
The Willow Run school board will hold an emergency meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday to appoint an acting superintendent, school board President Sheri Washington said tonight.
Washington said current Superintendent Doris Hope-Jackson is unavailable to perform her duties, but Washington did not specify why.
Also on the agenda is an item labeled resignation, but Washington said it's not Hope-Jackson's resignation.
Complicating matters is the fact that the Ypsilanti school district voted Monday to hire David Houle, Willow Run's second-ranking administrator. Houle, who serves as Willow Run's chief financial officer, is taking a similiar role in Ypsilanti.
Willow Run's financial situation has been troubled for the past few years. The district has been steadily losing students and is the midst of a state-mandated deficit reduction plan that aims to pare down a budget shortfall that once topped $3.3 million.
Check back for coverage from the meeting Wednesday night.