Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Good News For Dowagiac Schools Funding

Governor Granholm rescinds $127 pro-rata per-pupil cut

The Governor rescinded her $127 per pupil pro-rata cut on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - the same day state officials begin the process of writing checks to the state's 580 plus school districts. Due to an unexpected $100 million-plus leftover from Fiscal Year 2009, the cut will not be made in the December monthly check sent to schools and may not be made at all.

For the December payment, which is scheduled to be made Dec. 21, all public schools will only see the $165-per-pupil cut. The $51.5 million cut to the state's 39 20j schools also will be made.

The governor has not ruled out reinstating the additional $127 cut if state revenues fall. That won't be determined until after the state's January revenue estimating conference when the Governor could restore the entire $127-per-pupil amount or reduce it by an unknown amount.

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