school funding

6:51 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Survey shows support for renewing Kalamazoo County education tax

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Local school boards have until early February to vote on putting proposal on ballot
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Almost three-quarters of voters in Kalamazoo County support renewal of a 1.5-mill countywide education tax due to expire in 2014, according to a November survey of 500 likely voters. The districts are Kalamazoo, Portage, Climax-Scotts, Comstock, Galesburg-Augusta, Gull Lake, Parchment, Schoolcraft and Vicksburg.
7:14 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Covert braces for possible closing of school district

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School board will meet Monday to determine whether district can secure $2.5-million loan from state
COVERT - News that the financially strapped Covert school system may close its doors this fall has hit this community hard.
SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Pensions erode Michigan school funding

School busses in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

A new report says Michigan's public schools have less to spend educating students because of rising teacher retirement costs. The Citizens Research Council says retirement now eats up nearly 15 percent of the money districts get per-student. That's up from only about nine percent in 2004.

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