According to a source in the Michigan Department of Education, the Bay City Academy met its December 23 deficit elimination plan deadline extension — sort of.
The charter school founded by convicted felon Steven Ingersoll did submit a "Deficit Elimination Plan" on December 22. However, according to an MDE official, "the plan does not show the deficit eliminated."
Wait, wasn't that the whole point of the plan...to eliminate the school's $1.3 million dollar deficit over the next two years?
According to my source, the MDE has "requested that they submit another DEP that shows the deficit eliminated." The new deadline for submission is unclear, but I'll provide that date as soon as it's been determined.
This plan thing is not exactly rocket science, nor do you have to reinvent the wheel. On its website, the MDE explains that the "plan is an Excel spreadsheet composed of multiple, separate worksheets. The first worksheet is an instruction flowchart that will lead the user though the process of completing the plan."
So it's basically set up, you just need to "fill in the blanks"!
Geez, I'm beginning to think the Bay City Academy may not reopen in January.
Hey, has anybody seen strange vehicles parked near the BCA after dark?
If you do, call a cop!