Record 55 school districts running deficits, subject to state review
The number of Michigan school districts facing serious financial challenges continues to grow. On Thursday, state schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan reported there are 55 districts across the state operating in the red. That’s up by six since the start of the year.
Flanagan updates the state legislature quarterly on school finances. He commented that the situation requires “more resources.”
Former Michigan schools Superintendent Tom Watkins joins Current State to discuss school funding challenges and other educational issues.