Schools wary of federal government shutdown
5% of funding for most Battle Creek area schools comes from federal government
Oct. 21 is the date to watch. That's the date the Michigan Department of Education is due to sign the first batch of checks to public schools for the state's 2013-14 fiscal year. And, for some Michigan schools, that could be first time they feel the impact of a collision of state and federal partisanship that has tied up federal dollars.