Making Sense Out of the Forest Hills Public Schools’ Budget
How are we funded?
How do we spend money?
How can you be part of a solution?
In January 2019, Michigan State University released a new report on Michigan’s school funding. The report provides a broad analysis of the state’s K-12 school finance and advances a clear set of recommendation for achieving adequate funding. The following data and links to the report show that Michigan is dead last out of 50 states in school revenue growth.
- Press release: https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/michigan-schools-face-nations-worst-decline-in-state-education-funding/
- Read the full report: http://education.msu.edu/ed-policy-phd/pdf/Michigan-School-Finance-at-the-Crossroads-A-Quarter-Center-of-State-Control.pdf
- See the key findings of “Michigan School Finance at the Crossroads” in the form of infographics: http://education.msu.edu/ed-policy-phd/pdf/Infographic-Michigan-School-Finance-at-the-Crossroads.pdf
- MSU researchers outline the growing body of research on the connection between funding and student learning in a new policy brief, “Does Money Matter in Education? Reconsidering an Old Question with Reference to Michigan.”: http://education.msu.edu/ed-policy-phd/pdf/Does-Money-Matter-Policy-brief.pdf
For additional information about the school district’s budget, please contact the Forest Hills Public Schools Business Office, 616- 493-8804.