Buena Vista schools still closed; officials await Governor's decision
Fri, 10 May 2013 21:14:29 GMT —
The Buena Vista school district is closed for yet another day amid a financial crisis. The school board is now asking the state for a financial review. This comes as students and teachers pack up.
Itâ??s something Buena Vista teachers and students thought they had weeks to do.
â??They just now telling us we got to (sic) pack up and leave so it's not a good look for us,â?? says Raeonna Barabino, a senior.
Sheâ??s taking what could be one last stroll through her high school.
â??Itâ??s very confusing. We don't know what's going on,â?? she adds.
Classes may have ended early for Raeonna but she'll still get to walk across the stage.
â??We know that the graduation requirements have been met and so we're excited for our seniors,â?? says Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill, superintendent of schools. â??They're going to graduate."
But classes for the rest of the district are still up in the air. But officials hope Governor Snyder steps in.
â??Weâ??ll just wait for what his answer is,â?? says Hunter-Harvill.
â??I would just ask that they just reach out and help us. It's very unfortunate for us and we don't have anything to do,â?? says Barabino.
State representative Stacy Erwin-Oakes says she's introducing legislation, asking the state to use rainy day funding so Buena Vista students can finish the school year.
â??If this situation, which involves our young people, our future, if this isn't a situation that doesn't call for the use of those funds then what type of situation would?, asks Erwin-Oakes (D-Saginaw).
â??Iâ??ve been in B.V. school all my life. I never thought I would see it go down like this,â?? says Barabino.