Bridge database: How your school district gains (or doesn't) under funding proposal

Billion-dollar solution

Bridge Magazine calculates it would cost Michigan an additional $1.4 billion in K-12 spending to provide school districts with the funding a new study says they need to properly educate students.

Some districts would fare well under the recommendations, while others, by the standards of the study, are over-funded. (The study’s authors say they do not recommend reducing payments to over-funded districts.)

Calculations in the study are based on 2014-15 school year data.

To see how a district would fare if the state adopted the study's recommendations, type in any part of its name in the box below.


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Sabrina Gross
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:46am
Most interesting part for me was comparing per pupil funding - in 2014/2015, public school students in City of Detroit, Flint, Whitmore Lake, Chelsea, and Saline the per pupil funding was nearly identical: a little more than $10K per student. Money is certainly a very important part of education finding, but I would like to see more focus on early childhood. Clearly the per pupil funding allocation is not resulting in great outcomes.as we compare K-12 in these districts.
Kathy
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:07pm
You spelled received incorrectly
Joe
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:32pm
You failed to use a period.