Buena Vista school district may reopen

Buena Vista schools may reopen if district can approve a deficit elimination plan.

Michigan's school superintendent says the Buena Vista district, near Saginaw, soon could reopen if the local school board approves a deficit elimination plan.

Mike Flanagan said Tuesday that he's seen a draft of the plan and believes the state can approve it. But it first must be approved by the Buena Vista school board, which meets Tuesday night.

Buena Vista schools haven't held class since May 3 because the district ran out of money. Under Michigan law, schools can't receive state aid if they don't have an approved deficit plan.

Flanagan says the state could approve the plan Wednesday if Buena Vista acts quickly.