Rep. Sabo Fights Potential SRO Closure of MHHS

Legislator participates in events around district in fight to save school
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS — State Rep. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon Heights) has participated in a number of events throughout the Muskegon Heights area over the past several weeks to help fight the potential closure of Muskegon Heights High School, which the School Reform Office announced earlier this year was slated for potential closure in June. Most recently, Rep. Sabo participated in a SRO review process at the invitation of Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Superintendent Alena Zachary-Ross. The event took place yesterday at the high school and involved local students, parents and school administrators.

“The SRO needs to recognize that we’re present, we’re paying attention, and we’re going to fight this,” said Rep. Sabo. “I am going to continue to work on behalf of the students and local community while this review process takes place. This school has to remain open, as closing it would create a serious and irrevocable hardship for these students and families. That’s damage that cannot be undone.”

Rep. Sabo participated in the community leaders section of the review process, including separate interviews in active student classrooms, and participating in meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.

“I witnessed firsthand how involved the students, parents and administration are in advancing and improving academics at the high school,” said Rep. Sabo. “But more time is needed to continue this progress. We’re going to keep working with the SRO and with the local community to make sure that everything that can be done is done to keep MHHS open.”