SUTTONS BAY, Mich. – Administrators of conventional school districts are worried about the competition they’ll face from online charter public schools, according to Channel 7&4.

Recently signed legislation expands the number of such cyber charter schools and will increase the number of students allowed to enroll from 2,000 to 30,000.

“There are school districts out there that are trying to innovate and trying to move forward … it would be nice to know that the state supports schools that are trying the innovations that our governor and legislators are asking for instead of having more competition thrown at us,” Suttons Bay Superintendent Mike Murray told 7&4.

SOURCE: Channel 7&4, “School leaders see cyber schools as threat to state funding," May 21, 2012

FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “House Votes to Raise Cyber School Cap" April 27, 2012