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District owes charter school operator $2M
A charter school operator said Monday that a lakeshore district owes it more than $2 million.
New York-based Mosaica Education Chief Executive Mike Connelly said the company has been "fronting" money to the troubled district, the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System, for months and can no longer cover payroll, Michigan Radio reported Monday.
The state advanced money to pay teachers through the end of April.
The Associated Press left a message for Gregory Weatherspoon, the system's state-appointed emergency manager.
The school system was created in 2012 as a solution to debt that put Muskegon Heights Public Schools into financial emergency and led to a state takeover.
The charter system's school board is expected to meet Monday night.