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The Michigar; Daily-Tuesday, October 27, 1981-Page 7

Another school district may close

BATTLE CREEK (UPI)- A record
number of Harper Creek School district
voters narrowly rejected-by 152
votes-a millage proposal yesterday
which would have saved the district
from a threatened closing.
In the wake of the closing ot one other
Michigan school district-Taylor-and'
the threatened closing of six others,
voters in the Harper Creek district cast
2,532 votes against the property tax
levy while 2,380 voted for it.
WHILE DISTRICT officials say the
vote does .not necessarily mean the
2,850 students in the district will be for-
ced out of classrooms, it does limit their'
options and could ultimately result in
the closing of the district.
Voters rejected the three-year tax in-
crease that would have wiped out a $1.5

Closing the school would be the least
acceptable alternative, but there aren't
many alternatives left to us.
--James Brouwer, Harper Creek
Schools superintendent

Brouwer said he and School Board
President Reinhold Steffes will discuss
the outcome of the vote with State
School Superintendent Phillip Runkle
and the board before making any final
decisions on the fate of the schools. He
said they plan several meetings this
week to discuss the problem.
Earlier in the day voters expressed
mixed sentiments over the -school
millage proposal. Many voters did not
believe the district's problems were so
great that it would force schools to
close. But the ones that did said the Bat-
tle Creek suburb could not afford to see
that happen.
"I don't think the school should
close," said Sue Corbin as she left the
Harper Creek High School auditorium
after casting her vote.

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million deficit and put to rest fears of
the district closing.
School Superintendent James
Brouwer and other school board of-
ficials were in ai emergency meeting
to discuss the fate of the school system
when the final tally came in.
BROUWER SAID closing the schools
is a real alternative since the millage
proposal did not pass.;

"Closing the school would be the least
acceptable alternative," Brouwer said.
"But there aren't many alternatives
left to us, we can cut but we're talking
about 25 percent of the budget." He
noted the district has already asked its
225 employees to take a salary freeze
and has made a total of $750,000 in cuts
since last June.

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Report says former U student murdered

(Continued from Page 1)
* Help ease the impact of the death on
Chen's widow and son by insuring that
they live without financial stress; and,
" Strive to insure that all Taiwanese
citizens can express their views openly
in the United States without jeopar-
dizing their freedom to reenter their
.country.
MANY OFFICIALS, including
congressmembers and university ad-
ministrators, contend Chen's death is
directly related to spying acitivities
conducted on U.S. campuses. Here at
the University, where there are more
than 200 students from Taiwan, faculty
groups, such as the Civil Liberties
Board aiid the Senate Advisory Com-

mittee on University Affairs, have
discussed the Chen affair but have
arrived at no conclusions or recom-
mendations. The chairpersons of both
groups, however, said the case is still
open.
Mathematics Prof. Morton Brown,

chairman of SACUA, said yesterday the
idea of a "harassment hotline" would
give the University a means to deter-
mine the extent of the alleged
harassment and intimidation of foreign
students by their own nationals on
campus.

Lawrence Berlin, Civil Liberties
Board chairman, said the University
should make "a strong statement" on
the surveillance issue brought up by the,
Chen affair. He did not, however,
elaborate on what form this statement
should take.

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