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One Budget Plan Would Make Money for Schools More Flexible

 
One Budget Plan Would Make Money for Schools More Flexible
Posted Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 @ 4am  by WOOD Radio News Team/Michigan Radio Network

There are at least four plans debated by Michigan's lawmakers to budget for schools next year.

Public opinion research on just one of those plans, "Classrooms And Kids", found three-quarters of voters would approve of it.  The poll from the Glengariff Group found 74 percent support.

This particular plan would increase the per-pupil money the state government gives to local schools by at least $250 per kid.

But it would get that money from cutting other school support programs that are targeted to specific behaviors/performances. Essentially, this proposal would give local schools more flexibility in spending the money they already get.

The Michigan Association of School Boards and the Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon ISDs all like this plan.

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