Michigan k-12 spending

6:11 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Study Finds K-12 Spending in Michigan 9.5% Lower Than Pre-Recession

Report finds other states also providing less money per student
Michigan is spending 9.5 percent less per student in the 2014-15 school year than it did in the year before the 2008 economic downturn that brought the Great Recession, according to a study released Thursday. The report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan research and policy institute that studies fiscal policies and public programs affecting low- and moderate-income Americans.
7:03 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Governor Snyder Says Claim Education Funding Was Cut is "Hogwash"

Snyder was in Kalamazoo for town hall event Monday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder attempted to set the record straight in regard to whether or not his administration has cut funding to public education during a visit Monday to the Kalamazoo Gazette hub. "You turn on the TV and the biggest piece of hogwash out there is that I've cut education funding," Snyder told Kalamazoo Gazette reporters and editors during an interview.
9:33 am
Fri March 15, 2013

KPS Superintendent Rice calls for state to "substantially" increase investment in children

Rice says he wants people to see spending on education and support services as a moral issue to ensure all children have an equal opportunity in life.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice says that Michigan needs to spend "substantially" more on K-12 education and other services that support low-income children and other youngsters with special needs. "I'm calling for a substantially larger investment in children," Rice said in a presentation to his board Thursday on educational funding.
9:06 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Portage Public Schools budget plans don't include pay increases

Scenarios were presented to the school board based on Governor Snyder's budget plan presented last month.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Best- and worst-case 2013-14 budget scenarios for Portage Public Schools do not include funding for base-salary increases, according to a presentation at Monday's Portage school board meeting. Raising base salaries for 2013-14 "will require negotiations but would seems obtainable based on circumstances," says a memo written by Karla Colestock, the district's finance director, who made Monday's presentation.
8:17 am
Thu January 24, 2013

How Michigan ranks in school spending

Center for Michigan's Bridge Magazine continues its look at education issues by examining how much money goes to education, and how it is spent.
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
(courtesy photo/used under Creative Commons license) By Chris Andrews/Bridge Magazine contributor Michigan will spend about $13 billion on K-12 education this year - the single largest use of state revenue. And how those sums will get spent next year and beyond will consume a considerable amount of attention at the Capitol, where views on running schools can be deeply divided.