Michigan education funding

Battle Creek Schools
8:37 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Battle Creek School Board approves $2.2-million in budget cuts

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Interview with Justin Hinkley

Battle Creek's School Board is expected to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year next week. 

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7:46 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Portage School Board approves budget and tax rates

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"Status quo" budget follows years of cuts to balance budget
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI --With little ceremony, the Portage Public Schools approved its 2013-14 budgets and set property tax rates for the next year. It was a case of no news was good news: The operating budget essentially maintained the status quo and the tax rates stayed the same.
10:36 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Financially troubled school districts could close or consolidate

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Albion's closing of high school one of many decision in state made to deal with financial problems
Insolvent school districts could be shut down and their students sent to neighboring districts within three weeks under bipartisan legislation proposed by two Michigan lawmakers. State Reps. David Rutledge, D-Ypsilanti, and Bill Rogers, R-Brighton, introduced a bill last week to allow the state to dissolve districts that run out of cash.
6:21 am
Thu May 30, 2013

$15.1-billion dollar education budget approved

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Spending plan includes increase in school aid budget, but Democrats say it doesn't make up for previous transfer to higher education
Lansing - Lawmakers gave final approval to $15.1 billion in spending on K-12 schools, community colleges and public universities in the 2013-14 fiscal year but will wait until next week to adopt the rest of a new roughly $49 billion state budget. That won't quite meet lawmakers' self-imposed June 1 deadline
Michigan education funding
6:53 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Report finds inflation, retirement costs eating up increases in education funding

Kalamazoo school bus - file photo
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Interview with Bob Schneider

A new report by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan finds that increases to K-12 spending in the state hasn't resulted in additional dollars in the classroom. 

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