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School District’s Use Of Sign-Waving Children To Electioneer For Tax Hike Probably Not Illegal

District silent so far on whether teachers and students were taken out of class for this

… Oceana County’s Shelby Public Schools, urged on by dozens of sign-waving … to build a new elementary school, add safety features and make … district’s two elementary schools and address parking lot congestion. … page — Yes For Shelby Public Schools — were photos of young children … millage increase because “we’re spending so much on education already …

Cost Of School Pension Underfunding In 2021: 42% Of Teacher Payroll Expense

Politicians overpromised, managers filled gap with rosy scenarios, taxpayers on the hook

The growth of Michigan’s school employee pension fund has fallen … price is now being paid by school districts that must spend millions more than anticipated … Services forecast in 2012 that school districts would have to contribute … overestimated the growth of the school workforce and and school payrolls. …

Institutionalized Obfuscation By School Spending Advocates

Ignoring 29% of Detroit school funding lets this official claim institutional racism

… superintendent at the Detroit Public Schools Community District, was paid … people advocating for higher spending on public schools: The current funding pattern … further by claiming the state's school funding system is an example … the state has decided which school districts will receive additional …

Daylight Savings Time, Smoke Detectors, Child Abuse Registry and More

This week's MichiganVotes Roll Call Report

… votes that are currently held in August would instead take place in June. School elections that are currently held on the discontinued May date would mostly … "Cherry Commission" that is authorized to impose levies on growers and spend the money for marketing-related purposes. News reports indicated some cherry …

Teacher Turnover Might Be Less If Schools Complied With Mentoring and Training Requirements

Audit finds districts can’t show they offered the skills-boosting help they’re supposed to provide

Media accounts and public school interests have claimed for … teacher shortage, even though schools appear to get many applications … openings. Now advocates for spending more on schools say there is a teacher turnover … professional development in public schools. Specifically, many public …

Michigan May Finally See Some Fairness in the Way it Funds Colleges

House committee passes equal, per-student funding model

… with the current arbitrary spending method. Instead, it would … amounts of money for different schools, ranging from $3,100 per student … foundation allowance works for K-12 school districts. The current system … the state’s most well-known schools — U-M, MSU and Wayne State … funding. But that punishes schools that do relatively well in …

Overall Funding Impact

… combine to provide Michigan schools with substantial revenues … All told, Michigan public school revenues increase by up to … additional dollars will boost K-12 spending for each of the current and … relief bills, Flint Community Schools will receive nearly twice … districts, including charter schools, in terms of the total combined …

Breaking Down the CARES Act

… relief to the nation’s public schools. Federal policymakers gave broad flexibility to school districts on how the relief … of that, Michigan public schools received four streams of supplementary … follows: Districts and charter schools across the state received … Michigan agencies reported spending only one-eighth, or $48.8 …

Extra COVID Revenue for Schools Averages $4,600 Per Student

But large disparities among districts; some get less than $1,000, others more than $10,000

… , Mich. — Michigan public schools are emerging from the pandemic … efforts, Michigan’s K-12 public schools are receiving at least an … billion in extra funds. Most school districts will receive significantly … strategies for COVID-19. Early spending trends raise questions about … state created to determine school funding amounts for the 2020-2021 …

M-STEP and Benchmark Tests Both Have Value

Keep parents & public informed, preserve future accountability

… preserving a long-term picture of school and student performance justifies … information and allow state and school leaders to assess how individual schools and classrooms are performing … providing a clear picture. Schools are not obligated to compel … with the responsibility of spending billions of taxpayer dollars …