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Kalamazoo school officials critical of school funding currently on the table in Lansing

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Kalamazoo Schools Superintendent Michael Rice has been an outspoken critic of legislative efforts under the Snyder Administration to reform public education, most of which have involved a loss of funding for traditional public schools.
Kalamazoo Schools Superintendent Michael Rice has been an outspoken critic of legislative efforts under the Snyder Administration to reform public education, most of which have involved a loss of funding for traditional public schools.

LANSING (WKZO)-- The Michigan House and Senate have both passed their budget bills on education roughly following the Governor’s lead and approving a 2% increase in funding, with some of the details about how it is to be spent yet to be worked out.

Kalamazoo School Trustee Carol McGlinn says now is the time for parents to contact lawmakers and let them know what they think.

She says a 2% increase won’t even cover inflation.Supt. Michael Rice says all schools are suffering cuts at a time when we need more than ever to be competitive.

He says they can either give to the schools now or pay out much more in social services later.

 

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