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Saginaw school board sells former Buena Vista High, receives new offers for building it voted to raze

The former Buena Vista High School has a new owner and the Saginaw School District is closer to getting out of debt.

Sense of loss remains 1 year after Buena Vista school district closed

The community feels disjointed, said Christina Dillard, Buena Vista Township treasurer. "We have really nothing in the community to rally us together," she said.

Pansophic drops $5 million offer to buy former Buena Vista High School

Former Buena Vista High School is still in the hands of the Saginaw School District after Pansophic Learning backed out of the deal.

Schools for sale: Saginaw School District looks to unload 15 properties

Saginaw School District has 15 buildings and properties for sale, and the list prices add up to $1.6 million.

How it happened: Buena Vista School District sees decades of decline in enrollment, academics  The Saginaw News

The tiny district near Saginaw is facing a financial crisis, but how did it come to this?

Their school district dissolved, Buena Vista residents must repay $6.6 million in debt

Buena Vista School District has been closed since July 2013, but township taxpayers have to pay off the district's $6.5 million in debts.

Pansophic drops interest in buying BV high school from Saginaw district

Pansophic Learning said they are no longer interested in the property after the Saginaw Board of Education members voted 6-1 to reject a $1.8 million counter ...

Saginaw School District seeks bids to demolish former Buena Vista schools  The Saginaw News

Saginaw schools Superintendent Carlton Jenkins and Board of Education member Mattie Thompson plan to meet with contractors in coming weeks.

Former NFL star LaMarr Woodley leads tour of his new charter school -

SAGINAW, MI -- LaMarr Woodley's charter school in the city of Saginaw opens to students this fall and the former NFL star hopes to motivate them to become ...

Insurance up $125,000 after Saginaw schools inherit five Buena Vista school buildings  The Saginaw News -

Closure of Buena Vista School District adds five buildings to Saginaw School District's list of 11 buildings to sell, lease or demolish.

Mother, students in Buena Vista schools says district's struggle could harm them  The Saginaw News -

Shanell Williams family will feel the effects if Buena Vista School District does not find a way to make payroll for the remainder of the school year.

Tory Jackson packs up Buena Vista memories, resumes basketball career in Germany  The Saginaw News -

Tory Jackson reluctantly leaves for Germany on Aug. 15, ready to resume his basketball playing career.

Current Buena Vista teacher and former student is hopeful for the district  Michigan Radio

In the Buena Vista school district, teachers are back in the business of teaching and students are back in the business of learning for the first time in two weeks.

Saginaw school board turns down Francis Reh charter school purchase offer, votes to demolish instead

In a Saginaw Public School Board of Education meeting in which all members were present, at least another week will pass before a decision is made to sell ...

Former Buena Vista students, parents get answers about enrollment, transportation at new schools  The Saginaw News -

Jessica Patman is more relieved about the start of the 2013-14 school year after Tuesday's community meeting at Buena Vista High School.

Live reporting: Buena Vista School District chooses consolidation plan  The Saginaw News -

Buena Vista School District students will learn Thursday, April 25, what will happen with their school buildings.

Saginaw superintendent will deliver recommendation on closing high school next week  Michigan Radio

Opposition to merging Saginaw's two public high schools appears to be turning to resignation. A year ago, dozens of people angrily criticized closing.

Saginaw gang violence timeline, 2005-2013: The dismantling of structured gangs

This fourth installment of the timeline shows that by mid-2006, a collaborative investigation by federal, state, and local agencies had put a big dent in the Sunny ...

Leave SASA, Handley alone, most Saginaw school board members agree  The Saginaw News

In the Saginaw School District redesign, where does the Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy and Handley School fit in?

Poll: Do you expect Venus and Serena Williams to return to Saginaw to support the Urban Youth Tennis Foundation?  The Saginaw News

Williams.jpg. Serena and Venus Williams returned to Buena Vista in 1998 to talk to high school students. (Jeff Schrier | The Saginaw News File). Will Serena ...

Fans can pick greatest Saginaw-area prep sports team in history

A variety of sports, championships and schools are among the teams on the ballot.

On average, 42 percent of Saginaw County high school graduates take remedial classes in college  The Saginaw News -

On average, 42 percent of high school from Saginaw County graduates go on to take remedial courses in college.

Swan Valley schools, Saginaw's Thompson Middle School rise in state's 'Top-to-Bottom' rankings  The Saginaw News -

Thompson Middle School, 3021 Court, shows academic gains, state takes it off list of "Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools." Meanwhile, all four Swan Valley ...

Charges dropped against 3 of 4 additional men charged in Buena Vista carjacking  The Saginaw News -

SAGINAW — Prosecutors have dropped charges against three of the four additional men charged in a June 17 carjacking in Buena Vista Township. Evellis T.

Family, friends of father killed in Saginaw gather to fight 'senseless violence'

John Clark boarded a plane this week hours after hearing the news that his brother was shot and killed in Saginaw while getting ready to leave for work. Instead ...

Man shot and killed in Saginaw leaves behind 2 children, friend says  The Saginaw News -

A man shot and killed in Saginaw was Buena Vista High School graduate, an artist, a former member of the U.S. Air Force and leaves behind two children, ...

New $8.4 million Army Reserve Center in Buena Vista Township will open ahead of schedule as home for Bay City unit  The Saginaw News -

BUENA VISTA TWP. — Construction of a new $8.4 million U.S. Army Reserve Center, across the street from Buena Vista High School, should finish three ...

Panelists Tory Jackson, Stuart Scheigert, Annette Babers share their Saginaw backstories, athletic successes  The Saginaw News -

Stuart Schweigert, Tory Jackson and Annette Babers had answers when fans asked them, "You Did What?"

Saginaw buys former Longstreet school for $1, plans demolition

The city of Saginaw plans to purchase an empty elementary school building from the local school district for $1.

Bridgeport High School student says protest prompted cancellation of classes  The Saginaw News

Bridgeport High School students conducted a protest on Friday, Oct. 3, over the state of their education, one student says.

Notre Dame grad Tory Jackson returns to Buena Vista to coach varsity boys basketball team  The Saginaw News -

After one year in the NBDL, Tory Jackson will retire and coach the Buena Vista boys varsity basketball team.

Meet the Saginaw preacher who became a prosecutor

SAGINAW, MI -- Confess a sin to Trevis Ruffin on Sunday and the Saginaw minister can help set you on a path of redemption. Confess a crime to Ruffin during ...

Vintage Saginaw band recordings 'take you right back' in 'Jimmy Hollywood's Greatest Hits'

Question Mark, the Cherry Slush and more are caught in their prime in Saginaw native James Leach's new album, available for download in time for Christmas.

Community forum set for parents and students near Saginaw  Michigan Radio

The Buena Vista School District, located in the eastern area of greater Saginaw was dissolved on July 30th after struggling with insolvency. Its students.

Code Red: See how Saginaw, Midland county school districts conduct emergency drills  The Saginaw News -

In Saginaw and Midland counties, a number of schools lacked drills or documentation of those drills, didn't have the required four fire drills during the fall ...

U Me Paint Experience relocates in Old Town Saginaw

Kujuanna Ray recently relocated her new business, U Me Paint Experience, in Old Town Saginaw. U Me Paint Experience offers patrons an opportunity to paint, ...

A bond of brothers: Surrounded by poverty and violence, Saginaw's Mike Green relies on family and brains to beat this world at its game  The Saginaw News -

As the Saginaw High School fans rose to their feet, Mike Green collapsed to the floor, buried his head in his jersey and began to cry. The last two years of his life ...

'My whole life changed:' Teen shot at Saginaw High pre-prom meet-up on her birthday  The Saginaw News -

Uniqua N. Wicker of Saginaw said her 18th birthday is a day she will never forget. Wicker was one of four women shot when bullets flew during a pre-prom ...

Turnaround Achievement Awards honor students for academic, personal strides  The Saginaw News -

students will receive the Saginaw Intermediate School District's Turnaround Achievement Award today in recognition of their academic and personal ...

Frankenmuth Board of Education has 7 candidates vying for 4 seats  The Saginaw News

With seven candidates vying for four available seats on the Frankenmuth Board of Education, each is hoping to distinguish themselves prior to the Nov.

Man spends 60 years with Swan Creek Township construction company  The Flint Journal -

SWAN CREEK TWP. — It's 1950, and the sun is barely up as a tall, skinny, black-haired teenager is hitchhiking to work. He needs to get there early so he can ...

Casey Kasem's hairstylist, a Saginaw native, remembers radio icon as a cool guy

Saginaw native Joe Gonzalez looks back on nearly two decades of hair styling appointments with legendary radio DJ Casey Kasem, who died Sunday, June 15 ...

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