Plan to close Flint Northwestern an attempt to eliminate multimillion-dollar debt
FLINT, Mich. --Flint residents in shock after hearing of the potential closing of another local high school.
it's a story we first broke Wednesday night on FOX66 News at ten.
The Flint School Board voted to begin the process of closing Northwestern High School.
It's now up to the superintendent to come up with a plan to possibly repurpose the school.
Many people were stunned to hear the news and had many questions like where will the current students now go to school and how will they get there?
Unfortunately, these are answers the school board is still trying to figure out.
Currently, Flint Northwestern is one of the lower performing schools in the state but according to a spokesman from the school board, that has nothing to do with the possible closing.
Instead, it's part of the district's plan to eliminate a multimillion-dollar deficit.
The school board is still working on a timetable for development of the plan but just the idea of the closing has many people concerned.
Flint Central closed in 2009, and Flint Northern closed in 2013.
If Flint Northwestern closes at the end of the school year, that will be the third Flint high school to close in less than 10 years, leaving Flint Southwestern as the only high school in the Flint Community School district.