Vote planned on Saginaw school closings

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A decision is expected from a school board on cost-cutting efforts for the Saginaw School District that could shut three schools including Saginaw High.

The district's Board of Education plans to meet Saturday and vote whether to close the schools.

Saginaw High, where the NBA's Draymond Green once played, is known as a basketball powerhouse. Under the plan, Saginaw High students would go to Arthur Hill High School. The combined high school would have a new name, new colors and a new mascot.

Plans being discussed also could close a middle school and an elementary school.

Cuts are aimed at saving $4.6 million. The district must present a deficit elimination plan to the state.