Our resolve to provide Highland Park students with a solid educational experience is as strong as ever. With the support of our partners in the legislature, we have reached a temporary solution which lets your child finish the school year despite the district's financial crisis.
To accommodate students who want to stay in the district, we are making arrangements that will allow Highland Park schools to remain open under an operating agreement with another district or charter operator. For Highland Park families wishing to explore other districts, I have signed legislation that offers "schools of choice" opportunities to Highland Park families. The legislation includes a $4,000 per-pupil stipend that follows the student.
We are launching a comprehensive informational campaign to ensure full, open communication with parents, teachers and community leaders. Please continue to check back here for more information or contact my office by phone at 517-335-7858.