Saginaw Township School board votes to remain part of school of choice

The Saginaw Township School Board voted to once again opt into the school of choice program.

Under the program parents can pick between five schools their children can attend for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.

School officials say the program helps parents have a say in their child's education.

Steve Elliott, the Director of Community Services, told NBC25 that, "the philosophy behind it was just because you live here doesn't mean you have to go to the school down the road."

Elliot says that, to his knowledge, the board has always been in favor of maintaining the program.