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District that can't pay teachers shuts another day - May 9th, 2013 - State

— A Michigan school district that says it can't afford to pay its teachers is closed for another day as officials plan to declare a financial emergency.

The Buena Vista School District is in Saginaw County just outside of Saginaw. It canceled classes again for Thursday after doing so for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The school board voted Monday to lay off most employees.

A board meeting is Thursday night. Board President Randy L. Jackson tells MLive.com the board plans to declare a financial emergency.

Students haven't been in school since Friday, since Monday was a scheduled day off due to professional development for teachers.

The school district announced last week that it won't be able to make payroll May 24 because the state has put a hold on its funding.