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Muskegon Heights, Mich. (WZZM) The Muskegon Heights Charter School District says it is looking at ways to balance its budget without affecting students.

The district has received advance payments from the state the last two pay periods, but has not cut back on educational programs. Right now the district is $2-million in debt.

District officials say they will find other ways to save money and the parents we talked with tonight say the district is moving in the right direction.

"My son, for example is an honor student," said the mother of one student. "He has never been a 4.0 student for two periods in a row. He goes to Muskegon Heights Middle School I think you're doing a great job."

The Muskegon Heights Charter School district was formed 2 years ago after an emergency manager was appointed to oversee The Muskegon Heights Schools and help the district pay down millions of dollars in debt.

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