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Brown faces first major decision with schools turnaround plan

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New Buffalo schools superintendent Pamela Brown is facing her first big challenge.

Fifty-four teachers are in limbo, with no designated assignment, after an arbitrator determined that transferring the teachers to another school violated their contract. The transfers are part of an accepted turnaround program for three low performing schools. Brown has yet to appeal the decision and is waiting for assistance from the state Education Department.

Teachers union leader Philip Rumore has hired private counsel to fight transferring the teachers.

School begins on Wednesday.

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