Generosity Softens School Budget Crisis
A team effort at one Northern Michigan school will soften the blow of a hefty budget deficit. Mesick Schools in Wexford County faced a $250,000 budget crisis coming into second semester. Staff and community members refused to just sit back and watch their district struggle. They found a unique way to help out with an unfortunately not-so-unique problem. It meant dipping into their own pockets. School leaders say they still aren't finished with budget worries, but they can at least make it through this year. Alex Jokich and photojournalist Joel Deaner have more details.