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WISD Superintendent Concerned About K-12 Funding Proposal

Jun 11, 2014

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.

Credit wash.k12.mi.us/

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. 

A state House-Senate conference committee on Tuesday approved the proposal, which is expected to gain final legislative approval this week.