Some Michigan Superintendents Asking for Boost in Educational Funding

Superintendents around Michigan are asking lawmakers to fix the new state budget and boost educational funding in some districts. 

Last week’s budget increases state aid by between $50 and $175 per student depending on district. 

About 126 of the more than 800 Michigan districts and charter schools that are getting the smallest increases are complaining it’s not enough. They say it won’t offset an increase in the payment toward school employee’s retirement. 

Superintendents from about 6 school districts will hold a news conference Tuesday to ask legislators to address their complaints.