Schools Relieved Of Additional Funding Cut

Last month, districts got a temporary reprieve from a $127 per student cut. Today, Governor Granholm announced there's no need for the cut. The Governor says revenues have stabilized, and the state ended up with about $150 million more than expected. However, she says all districts must absorb a $165 per student cut. Not having to suffer the additional $127 per pupil cut this year will save Traverse City Area Public Schools more $1.3 million. The superintendent says that is a relief, but says it won't change anything for the district. He says they've already made the necessary changes to deal with the expected cuts and are now focusing on the future. TCAPS anticipates a deficit of at least $6 million next year. The state will decide on any per pupil funding cuts for next school year in May.