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School Board Goes for Outside Help

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district's new high school project is millions of dollars over budget and now scheduled to open a year later than planned. Now, school board members hope an outside expert can help get the project back on track.
Wednesday night, the board voted unanimously to find an outside expert, and to have its legal firm provide a quick review to determine how the project got sidetracked in the first place.
The board hopes to have that report, and a
candidate to serve as the outside expert by March 8th.
The school board has also hired the Michigan Association of School Boards to lead a national search for a new superintendent to replace George Fornero, who is resigning at the end of this school year.