Promise Zone For All Saginaw Students Approved 1-06-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Promise Zone For All Saginaw Students Approved 1-06-2011

High school students in Saginaw who may not have the needed money for college will be getting a major boost.
The Promise Zone, designed to help students in high-poverty communities attend college tuition-free, was approved for the Saginaw School District by the Michigan Department of Treasury effective Dec. 17, 2010.
School officials made the announcement official Wednesday night during halftime of the Saginaw High and Arthur Hill basketball game.
The agreement promises financial support for two years tuition at a community college or four year college in Michigan. Law states the Saginaw Promise Zone must provide money to students who both live in the Saginaw School District and graduate from any high school within its boundaries, including charter and private schools.
School officials said a news conference will be held by the SPZ Authority Board following their regularly scheduled board meeting on Jan. 11, at the David Gamez Health Delivery Building at 7:30 a.m.
During the news conference, board members will take questions from the press and the public.
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