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Albion-Marshall school agreement put on hold

ALBION, MI (WTVB) - The Albion School Board last night tabled a vote on an agreement with Marshall Schools to have them absorb the 170 students that would have shifted them from Albion High to Marshall High this fall, but there may be no turning back. The board decided to put it on hold for a week after dozens of citizens stood up to oppose the measure, urging them to look for ways to keep the high school open, and to complain that they had not had a chance to see the terms of the deal. But the board has already voted to stop offering High School courses this fall to erase a million dollar projected deficit, and move the lower grades into the high school facility. 

The agreement, which Marshall trustees have already approved, will guarantee the high school students have a place to go this fall, and transportation to get them there. The board will meet again next Tuesday and unless they can find an extra million dollars before then, there may not be any alternatives.

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