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Ann Arbor Area Superintendents Blast State K-12 Funding Proposal

Andrew Cluley

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.

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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