Michigan Foundation Grant http://wemu.org en Michigan School Superintendents Want Budget Re-Do http://wemu.org/post/michigan-school-superintendents-want-budget-re-do <p><strong>Superintendents blast education budget</strong><br /><br /><br />As Michigan schools begin their new budget year this week, some local superintendents are urging lawmakers to return from their summer break to boost education funding.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:47:40 +0000 Jake Neher 48170 at http://wemu.org Michigan School Superintendents Want Budget Re-Do WISD Superintendent Concerned About K-12 Funding Proposal http://wemu.org/post/wisd-superintendent-concerned-about-k-12-funding-proposal <p>A proposed increase in per-pupil funding for K-12 schools would actually leave many area districts at the same or even lower funding levels next fiscal year.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>That's according to Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel, who says that would be the net result of moving from a funding formula in which poor districts get twice as large of a funding increase as wealthier districts, to a formula where the minimum foundation grant is boosted by $175.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:25:24 +0000 Bob Eccles 47127 at http://wemu.org WISD Superintendent Concerned About K-12 Funding Proposal Count Day appears to have been Kind to Ypsilanti Community Schools http://wemu.org/post/count-day-appears-have-been-kind-ypsilanti-community-schools <p>Student count day appears to have shown a substantial rise in the number of students in Ypsilanti Community Schools. &nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Scott Menzel says unaudited numbers from Wednesday's count showed 4547 students in class - 55 more than in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>It's possible some students who may have been out sick or not in school for another legitimate reason could be added to the total. &nbsp;</p><p>Similarly, not all the students counted Wednesday may be the "full-time equivalent" students the state uses to determine funding for school districts. &nbsp;</p><p>It'll be several weeks before the official numbers are known. &nbsp;</p><p>Wednesday's count represents 10 percent of the funding equation, while the fall count represents 90 percent.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:19:33 +0000 Bob Eccles 41523 at http://wemu.org Count Day appears to have been Kind to Ypsilanti Community Schools