TECUMSEH, Mich. – Tecumseh Public Schools will spend tax dollars intended to educate students on a tourism campaign through the state’s Pure Michigan advertising program, according to The (Adrian) Daily Telegram.

The school district, city of Tecumseh, Tecumseh Township and the Tecumseh Downtown Development Authority will all spend tax dollars on the effort, The Daily Telegram reported. Private businesses and individuals will also contribute toward the costs of producing the $25,000 television commercial, according to The Daily Telegram. The newspaper did not indicate how much in tax dollars the district will divert from educating students toward the noneducational effort.

SOURCE: The (Adrian) Daily Telegram, “Tecumseh to join ‘Pure Michigan’ campaign,” May 23, 2012

FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “Pure Michigan’s Bid for More Tax Money," March 28, 2012