L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Superintendent Jackie Johnston wrote an op-ed in the Macomb Daily stating, “Like many of you, for quite some time we have been tightening our belts and doing more with less. As we pay more for gasoline, energy and other items that continue to rise with inflation, we are not receiving additional revenue from the state.”

ForTheRecord says: However, that doesn’t jibe with what the Michigan Department of Education is reporting.

In 2010-11, there was $79.8 million in state funding for the school district for 12,034 students. In 2013-14, the state funding increased to $81.6 million even though there were fewer students in the district (11,318 students).

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