TRENTON, Mich. – The Trenton Board of Education has voted to accept applications for schools of choice students, according to The Downriver News-Herald. Trenton is the last of 16 downriver districts to accept schools of choice students.

According to MLive, the board’s decision was financially driven. The district is facing declining enrollment and rising retirement costs. If Trenton can fill all 60 openings across three grades it could receive up to $310,000 in additional state aid.

SOURCE: The Downriver News-Herald, “TRENTON: District accepting schools of choice applications,” April 20, 2012

FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Schools of choice has led to improved opportunities," Jan. 2, 2012