Student Funding

A recent proposal to rework the way Michigan funds education suggested removing a district’s “ownership” of a student and make it easier for students to take courses from multiple districts in a single school year.[42] Full implementation of proportional funding, as already required in the 2013 State Aid Act, would enable districts to receive proportional funding for students taking less than a full course load at their schools.[43]

Unfortunately, efforts to implement this model have been unsuccessful. Making a similar change in the way receiving districts are funded for Schools of Choice students would enable districts offering online courses to reach more nonresident students.