Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today issued the following statement after an announcement by the Buena Vista School District that it cannot afford to pay its staff and closed school for students:
"I'm not interested in the blame game -- this situation should have never reached the point when children are not able to attend school. No matter who is at fault, children ultimately pay the price. Students and teachers in the classroom didn't cause this problem, yet they are unfortunately the victims, and that is unacceptable.
"The state of Michigan and school district administrators need to work together to find an amenable solution to pay teachers and school staff. This matter needs to be resolved immediately so students in Buena Vista can return to school tomorrow."