Inkster district working to secure funding to keep schools open - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Inkster district working to secure funding to keep schools open

Posted: Updated:
Inkster Public Schools Inkster Public Schools
INKSTER, Mich. (WJBK) -

Dire financial times have parents in Inkster worried about their kids' education.

Leaders with Inkster Public Schools have until 5 p.m. Monday to come up with a lot of cash or the district could be dissolved. State leaders feel it is just not viable anymore.

"Some things aren't fixable, and my team said even a manager with the powers that they would have couldn't come in and fix this," said state Treasurer Andy Dillon. "But we're willing to take another look and let Inkster show us that we're wrong."

Dillon said the district is currently working with Comerica Bank to get enough funding to carry them through the upcoming school year.

However, if that does not happen, a new law signed by the governor in July gives the state the authority to basically disband it or any other struggling school district whether parents like it or not.

"I think it's crazy. I think that they shouldn't close the schools down because there's nowhere for the kids to go. There's too many kids out here, and what are they going to do about their education," said Kenita Gee.

The effected students would likely go to bordering districts instead such as Romulus, Taylor, Wayne-Westland or Westwood.

It is a business decision based on a nearly $15 million budget deficit, but for parents there is more at stake.

"I came out, my brothers came out, my whole entire family came out, so I really would like for at least one of my kids to come out of that school," said Craig Ellis. "We're just going to keep the prayers going, and we might get lucky."

  • Robin MurdochRobin MurdochMore>>

  • Flood victims get cleanup help from volunteers

    Flood victims get cleanup help from volunteers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:55 GMT
    It's been three weeks since historic floods submerged roads and highways and damaged thousands of homes and businesses across Metro Detroit. Saturday, volunteers came together to lend a helping hand.
    It's been three weeks since historic floods submerged roads and highways and damaged thousands of homes and businesses across Metro Detroit. Saturday, volunteers came together to lend a helping hand.
  • All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:12 GMT
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center could be taken off Detroit demo list

    Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center could be taken off Detroit demo list

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:21:07 GMT
    Mayor Mike Duggan made a big announcement about the future of the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center Thursday. The historic building in Detroit had been target for demolition, but now it appears that won't happen.
    Mayor Mike Duggan made a big announcement about the future of the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center Thursday. The historic building in Detroit had been target for demolition, but now it appears that won't happen.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:18:46 GMT
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices