This payment shown on this line of the state aid financial status report refers to the at-risk money described under “‘At-Risk’ Payment,” under "State Categorical Grants." The state aid financial status report shows that the Grand Rapids school district received $880,023.28 in at-risk monies in December 2006, with an expected total state disbursement of $9,681,070.17 to the district in fiscal 2007.

The number of at-risk students can vary greatly between districts. According to the state of Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information, 77 percent, or 17,392, of the students in the Grand Rapids City School District receive free and reduced meals; in East Grand Rapids, that figure is just 6 percent (150 students).[347]

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