Saginaw educators work to get Buena Vista students back to school

Area superintendents are working to assist the Buena Vista School District in getting students back to school.

27 teachers were laid off Monday because there is not money to pay them.

That means no school for students.

"My heart goes out to the students. There are students that went to school last week and expected to go to school this week and I anguish over that," said Superintendent Craig Douglas, Carrollton Schools.

Neighboring school leaders met Wednesday to brainstorm ways to make sure kids in the district can complete the school year.

"We know that right now they're not in school and right now it's our intent as a total county to see what we can do about getting them back in school," said Superintendent Richard Syrek, Saginaw Intermediate School District.

School administrators are not commenting on the nature of the plan but say they hope to present something to the public by the end of the week.

"We have no answer at this point," said Syrek.

Meanwhile, Congressman Dan Kildee is calling for Governor RicK Snyder to act.

In a letter to the Governor he writes, "Closing down a school district before the school year is not only detrimental to the students' academic growth but also a students' future."

In the meantime, all extra-curricular activities are on as planned according to athletic director, Michael Carter.

Carter is continuing to work despite not receiving pay.

The Buena Vista School District is holding a meeting Thursday.

Board members hope to learn what the state thinks of the district's proposed "defecit elimination plan."