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Posted: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:30PM

Dr. Seawood Thanks Board; Shares MDE Report



Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Leonard Seawood is thanking the school board for extending his contract as the district's leader.

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The district faces a $15-million deficit. Two more years have been tacked onto Seawood's current contract. It pays him $126,000 annually under a 10% pay cut all district workers accepted a few years ago. He says a report from the Michigan Department of Education shows district staff is under paid.

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Seawood says that can make it hard to attract new talent to the district.

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Governor Snyder is expected to make an announcement soon regarding whether or not the district is under financial stress.




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