Aug 27 (Reuters) - Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday cut the general obligation bond rating of Michigan’s Grosse Pointe Public Schools to Aa2 from Aa1, affecting about $47.8 million of debt.
The downgrade reflects the district’s weakened financial position, the rating agency said in a statement.
Moody’s also assigned the district a negative outlook, citing its “modest reserve levels which provide limited flexibility to offset potential budget variations.”
Grosse Pointe is a small affluent suburb bordering Detroit in Wayne County, with a population of just more than 5,000.
“Continuing to support the Aa2 rating are a sizable tax base, strong macroeconomic profile and manageable-debt burden,” Moody’s said.