Breaking news out of southwest Michigan: It looks like the state will not take over Benton Harbor schools for now.
In a letter to the governor, the state superintendent says he is not recommending a review team to come into the district, because of the cuts made.
Mike Flanagan cited the closing of two buildings, the teacher layoffs and pay cut, and the fact the superintendent worked closely with Benton Harbor city's financial manager Joe Harris.
The superintendent says if the district does not meet its goals he reserves the right to recommend a state takeover.
Benton Harbor must submit another report to the state next month.