May 30, 2013, Introduced by Reps. Rutledge and Rogers and referred to the Committee on Education.
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 11c.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 11c. (1) Subsection (2) applies to a school district that
meets both of the following:
(a) The district is required to submit a deficit elimination
plan under section 102 of the state school aid act, MCL 388.1702,
and either has failed to submit a deficit elimination plan under
that section or has submitted a deficit elimination plan under that
section but that plan has not been approved by the department
within 90 days after it was submitted.
(b) The superintendent of public instruction and the state
treasurer have both determined that the district is not financially
viable and is unable to educate district residents for a school
year, and have provided the district with written notice of this
(2) If the conditions under subsection (1) are met, then both
of the following apply:
(a) The superintendent of public instruction and state
treasurer may act jointly as receiver for the school district or
request appointment of a receiver for the school district as
provided by law.
(b) A receiver for the school district under subdivision (a)
may act for the school district by exercising the authority and
duty of the school board and officers of the school district to
provide for the education of residents of the school district by
entering into 1 or more agreements under section 11a(4) with an
intermediate school district, a school district, or other public
entity authorized to provide educational services and by taking
other action the superintendent of public instruction and the state
treasurer consider necessary to satisfy the financial obligations
of the school district and provide for the education of residents
of the school district.