Ever wonder why some school districts get more in per pupil funding than Northville? Or why local property taxes aren’t used to fund our schools? Does the Lottery really help fund schools? And what exactly is Proposal A and how does it impact school funding in Michigan?
Get answers to these questions and so much more at the Funding Our Schools: Answers to Your Questions community forum taking place on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Old Village School, 405 West Main Street, Northville. The gathering is being hosted by the viNorthlle Council of PTAs.
The forum will feature Dr. Randy Liepa, Superintendent for the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, who will share his insights as a member of the Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative. Formed in 2016, the Collaborative is a diverse, broad-based and bipartisan group of business leaders and education experts from across Michigan who agree it is time to change the way Michigan schools are funded.
In January 2018, the Collaborative completed a comprehensive Adequacy Study to determine the true cost of providing a quality education to all students in Michigan, regardless of their income, location or other circumstances. Click here for more information about the Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative, including the key findings of the Adequacy Study.
Also on hand at the March 11th forum will be Northville Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Michael Zopf, Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher and Board of Education Treasurer Matthew Wilk who can provide Northville specific information on school funding and answer any questions.
See the attached flyer for more information or contact Tanya Pitkin, Northville Council of PTAs Advocacy Co-Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org