Dearborn district must provide transportation to better schools

DEARBORN, Mich. – Schools with large achievement gaps are now required to set aside transportation funding to send students to schools with smaller gaps, the Dearborn Patch reported.

Five schools within the Dearborn Public School District receive federal Title I funding and have an achievement gap large enough to subject them to the requirement, according to the Dearborn Patch.

Superintendent Brian Whiston told the Dearborn Patch that the district will have to set aside $1 million for transportation costs.

SOURCE: Dearborn Patch, “Michigan Districts Must Allow Students to Move from Schools with Performance Gaps,” Aug. 3, 2012

FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Time to Take School Choice in Michigan to the Next Level,” Aug. 8, 2011