school deficit

Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

State Superintendent details his county-based streamlining proposal

Superintendent Flanagan believes a new approach to transportation, among other things, could potentially save a large sum for Michigan schools.
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State Schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan is calling for some changes to the state’s schooling landscape to deal with growing funding deficits.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:52 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Record 55 school districts running deficits, subject to state review

Former state schools superintendent Tom Watkins says some of Michigan's 800 school districts would lose $10,000 for each dropout or transfer student. Still, those school districts haven't taken subsequent actions to minimize the revenue loss.
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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.”

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