NAACP concerned about Buena Vista schools

The NAACP is raising questions about new legislation that would dissolve Buena Vista Schools.

On Wednesday members of the Saginaw chapter of the NAACP addressed the Saginaw Intermediate School District board about how the new law would be implemented.

They said theyâ??re concerned the legislation unfairly targets the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts while dozens of other districts face debt too, and they said the legislation doesnâ??t focus on the real issue of stabilizing funding for schools.

They raised the question of how school tax revenues will be allocated within the SISD if the Buena Vista district is dissolved. They also wanted to know if parents and students have a say where they'll be reassigned.

Carl Williams, the third vice president of the Saginaw NAACP, said, â??We want them to look at what rights and options parents have if any in the placement of their children who are leaving dissolved school districts to go to another district."

â??This is the first time something like this is happening and they have to make sure they're doing it right so they're taking it slow,â?? SISD Superintendent Dr. Richard Syrek said.

Dr. Syrek said the SISD is still waiting to get direction from the state regarding the dissolution of Buena Vista schools.