BENTON HARBOR -- It was the parents' and teachers' turn to tell Benton Harbor School Board Members their thoughts as the district explores deep cuts to keep its growing deficit in check.
Benton Harbor's financial situation is beyond words.
"We wish we didn't have to cut nothing," said Leroy Harvey, president of the school board. "That's not the case here."
As parents hung on to Harvey's every word, cuts, closures, and consolidation were the night's dirty words.
"If we keep cutting and cutting, we're not going to have anything left," said April Margaritis, who was concerned about the series of proposed cuts.
The one word they haven't heard from school officials is consistency.
"Make a decision where it works for everybody," said Stephanie Zabavski, who was also concerned about the series of cuts.
But a decision that pleases everyone is not likely to happen.
The board proposed 15 ways to save millions of dollars.