school finances


(MPRN-Lansing) A free market think-tank says the use of private contractors in public schools has grown over the last decade-and-a-half. 

Andy Robins / WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) A controversial item in the current budget is the focus of a lawsuit filed Tuesday. When the budget was approved last October, the state allocated 2.5 million dollars to reimburse private schools for state requirements like fire drills, background checks, and keeping inhalers in the buildings. 


(MPRN-Lansing)  There are fewer school districts in severe financial peril, according to a quarterly report compiled by the Michigan Department of Education. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A day before the new legislative session starts lawmakers, business experts and people in the education community are getting serious about changing K through 12 schools in Michigan. 

"Nearly 50 Michigan school districts have had their bond ratings downgraded this year by Moody’s Investors Service, meaning it could cost them more to borrow money." (Detroit Free Press)