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Ann Arbor Public Schools Officials To Share Budget Concerns With State Board Of Education

Jun 16, 2014

Ann Arbor Public Schools leaders get a chance to present funding concerns to the state board of education this week.  Tuesday's meeting comes on the heels of the legislature approving a K-12 budget that forced the district to delay approving next year's budget.  

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AAPS Board Vice President Christine Stead says the district will tell the state board of education that charter schools should be required to pay into the retirement fund like other schools that receive public money.  The possibility of allowing local taxing authority again is another request.  The district will also be questioning the disconnect between Michigan's economic recovery and K-12 funding.

Stead says suing the state over education funding is possible.  Particularly for cuts in hold harmless funding that run counter to Proposal A promises that money wouldn't be taken from districts to make others whole.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.