WEMU News
3:06 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Ann Arbor Area Superintendents Blast State K-12 Funding Proposal

The Ann Arbor School Board was set to vote on a balanced budget tonight, but the latest proposal for state funding would leave a big hole to fill.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on how the latest proposal for state k-12 funding is impacting Ann Arbor Public School's budget proposal.
Ann Arbor Superintendent Jeanice Swift speaks as other district superintendents and school board members look on.
Credit Andrew Cluley

A House Senate committee's proposal would give the district $2.5 million less than Governor Rick Snyder's plan. 

Superintendent Jeanice Swift indicated the board will likely still vote on the original budget tonight.

"We always are prepared with contingencies," Swift says.  "None of those are pretty.  That's why we feel its time to call out the legislators because this kind of thing is completely unfair for our children."

Superintendents from Chelsea, Dexter and Ypsilanti joined Swift today in speaking out against the K-12 funding plan.  They contend it will cut money from 130 Michigan districts.