Michigan governor signs Highland Park school bill

Published On: Feb 23 2012 04:38:28 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 24 2012 04:21:03 PM EST

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation aimed at keeping a financially strapped southeastern Michigan school district's buildings open for the rest of the academic year as district employees face an apparent "payless payday."

Snyder signed the bill Friday that accommodates Highland Park students in their districts or another that accepts them. The state hasn't given the district another cash advance as it did in January and earlier this month.

A state-appointed emergency manager has been temporarily sidelined because of a court order that determined a state review team whose recommendations led to Jack Martin's appointment hadn't complied with the Open Meetings Act.

The review team reassembled and publicly met Wednesday, again recommending the appointment of an emergency manager. By state law, it appears Snyder can't reappoint Martin until next week.


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