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School Funding in Michigan Reaches All-Time High

Record revenues for schools likely will continue

… proclaiming that Michigan schools received insufficient … little idea how much schools already are spending. When looking at … definitively saying schools need additional funds … more

If School Pensions are ‘Vital,’ They Should Have Been Properly Funded

School employees are the state’s largest creditors

… system, the one for school employees, is a slow-motion … than what the state spends annually on prisons. In … unfunded liability makes school employees and retirees … creditors. This is not fair. School employees never consented … more

Parents Blast District For Using Emergency Contact Info To Push Tax Vote

Bait and switch? District makes robocalls on election day

… the Chippewa Valley Schools district are upset … school district, yet CVS spends more on classroom instruction … rejected Chippewa Valley Schools’ $89.9 million bond … contact information for school and emergency use only.” “Their … more

Election Today! And Plenty of Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering, Too

Schools and local governments drive trucks through election-law loophole

… placed on the ballot by school districts that have … finance loophole to spend public tax dollars to … proposals for public school districts. A typical … by Kent Intermediate School District, which is asking … more

Another Michigan School District, Another False Union ‘Teacher Pay Cuts’ Story

This time it’s Macomb County’s Clintondale district

Clintondale Community Schools is in contract negotiations … 2015-16. Clintondale’s spending outpaced revenue … concession since the 12/13 School Year.” ForTheRecord … pension system for public school employees. The increases … more

While Schools Try Fiscal Responsibility, Union Sets Up Protests

Clintondale and Richmond are trying to stay out of financial trouble, but it may not last

Two school districts with a history … district to ratchet up the spending again. The district … perks. Clintondale Community Schools, a district in Clinton … president, who can spend half his time every … more

Interest on School Pension Underfunding Could Pay Entire Prison System Cost

Michigan’s school pension funding hole … billion the state will spend on its prison system … current and future school retirees. The $29.1 … more

Detroit School Enrollment Reaches Historic Low

Which means starting next year in a budget hole already

… reconstituted Detroit public school district shows that … district will have to spend, falling short on enrollment … planning for the next school year already in a fiscal … hole. Detroit public schools gets $7,522 per student … more

School Claims Its Tax Hike Emails Don't Invade Privacy - but Opponent's Would

No one gets to ask, ‘Why is the district NOT in need of tax hike?’

… Hartland Consolidated Schools promoting a half-mill, … finance ‘loophole’ to spend public tax dollars to … list of the emails the school district used so he … Confidential asking if the school district had itself … more

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

Online charters already perform OK for much less money

… certain types of public schools: cyber schools, which are charter … estimated cyber school spending reduction of $16 … The state’s per pupil spending averaged $12,243 last year. Critics … more

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