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Albion school district’s voters agree to annexation plan

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ALBION, Mich. (AP) — Voters have approved a proposal to have their struggling southern Michigan school district absorbed by another school district.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports voters in the Albion Public Schools district on Tuesday gave their OK. The annexation by the Marshall Public Schools district is effective July 1.

Albion’s high school and middle school-age children already attend Marshall schools under a cooperative agreement. Marshall got a $4.2 million state grant to help pay annexation-related expenses. That will include paying down Albion’s debt of more than $3 million.

The Marshall school district’s Superintendent Randy Davis says he believes voters “made the decision that’s in the best interests of kids.” He says current Albion staff can apply for future positions for a Marshall-operated elementary school in Albion.

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