Eleven times a year, the state of Michigan sends financial payments to conventional local school districts, intermediate school districts and charter schools in several different “allowance” categories, as described in previous sections. These financial payments are accompanied by a “state aid financial status report,” which informs each district how much state financial assistance the district is receiving through each specific state allowance and grant.
State aid financial status reports have been briefly described several times in earlier sections. The discussion below will look more closely at the reports themselves, which can be downloaded from the World Wide Web for any district in the state.[cciv]