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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.
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.