Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Local, State and National Budget Impacts


1.       Local:  Our EGRPS Schools are again facing a budget deficit over $1 million.  Please attend the March 11, 2013 budget meeting at 5pm at the Morse Administrative Building 2915 Hall Street SE East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. www.egrps.org  Look for information coming from EGR NOW! To support our district.  Not from our district?  Get your district to be transparent about your budget crisis and educate your parents.  We can’t fund raise our way out of this problem.  Let’s all get on board!!

2.         State: How can there be a cut if the governor says there was more money in the School Aid Fund?  There are more entities taking money out of the pot, such as the community colleges and universities, which used to be funded through the State’s general fund.  Check out Michigan Parents for Schools Article http://www.miparentsforschools.org/node/187

3.       National: Sequestration will affect federal dollars to states.  Special education, Head Start and Title I dollars are at risk. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/sequestration-state-impact/