BENTON HARBOR — Get it done – keep your campaign promises.
That’s what some in Benton Harbor are telling Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who last Friday proposed closing Benton Harbor High School in 2020 and sending the students to eight local high schools and a newly created charter school. If Benton Harbor school board trustees don’t accept the proposal by June 7, the entire school district could be closed or chartered.
On Monday, school board trustees sent an open letter to Whitmer, asking her to reconsider the proposal. But the Rev. Carlton Lynch of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Benton Township said that’s not enough.
“She can’t just reconsider. Do what you promised you would do,” he