Monthly Archives: February 2015

Shrinking Funding Combined with Growing Regulation

The district receives grant or categorical funding from the state and federal government designated specifically for certain student populations requiring added needs programming. These are typically students who have individualized special education plans, are English language learners, are considered homeless, … Continue reading

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Governor’s 2015-16 budget proposal continues trend of ignoring higher costs

Governor Snyder released his proposed school aid budget this past week, continuing a twenty-year tradition of virtually ignoring the fact that schools as well as any organization (and your own family) face higher costs to operate each year. As the … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight on the Governor’s “huge” K-12 funding increase

Once again, the media jumped on the lead lines coming out of Governor Rick Snyder’s presentation this past Thursday of his 2016 school aid budget. Perhaps you heard it extolled by any one of several local radio or television news … Continue reading

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When it comes to mobile technology, our students prefer notebook computers to tablets

During our recent survey of students in grades 4 though 12, we asked the following question: How important do you think it is that your school provides one of the following devices for each student? Respondents had a choice of either … Continue reading

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Bridge Rankings of School Districts

Bridge Magazine has released its annual rankings of school districts, public and charter, taking into account the income levels of families in the district as measured by free-and-reduced lunch rates. I am only posting this here in the interest of … Continue reading

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Students Speak Out on Future Ready Vision – Part 3

Students were asked as to whether they have taken online classes in the past and to what extent were they successful in completing the course(s). While the district has provided online learning options for at least the past five years, only … Continue reading

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Students Speak Out on Future Ready Vision – Part 2

In the recent polling of students in grades 4-12 as part of our effort to refocus our digital learning vision as a Future Ready school district (see Students Speak Out on Future Ready Vision), we asked two questions related to … Continue reading

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