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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:55

Michigan school leader considers migrant plan

(VASSAR) -- A Michigan superintendent says his school district will hire new teachers if the federal government approves a social services organization's proposal to house child immigrants from Central America in the small community. Vassar Superintendent Thomas Palmer said Monday the district would be responsible for educating the teens. Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services submitted a proposal to host 60 boys ages 12-17 from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for two to four weeks in its Pioneer Work and Learn Center. The U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement is reviewing the contract. Palmer says they would attend the district's alternative education program at Wolverine. The Vassar Board of Education didn't discuss the issue at its Monday meeting. Vassar residents have rallied for and protested against the proposal.