Rep McCready Local K12 schools in line for record funding

first_img Categories: McCready News,News 28Aug Rep. McCready: Local K-12 schools in line for record funding #####center_img As K-12 school districts across the state gear up for a new school year, state Rep. Mike McCready said those schools are in line for a record amount of state funding.McCready, of Bloomfield Hills, said the 2017-18 school budget provides an increase from $60 to $120 per student for every school district in Michigan.“As the budget process took place this summer, we worked hard to invest in schools so every district in the state has a greater amount of funding to provide a quality education to our kids,” McCready said. “The children in K-12 schools today will be the leaders, teachers, job creators and workers of tomorrow. We need to ensure they have the tools to succeed.”McCready said that on top of the per-student increase, the budget provides more money for high-school students.“In addition, we are providing $25 for each high-school student because it costs more to provide a high-school education,” McCready said. “Our children deserve to have every opportunity to succeed once they are finished with school, and this added amount for high-school students helps in that goal.”McCready was involved in budget discussions this spring and voted for the funding increases.School districts in the communities McCready serves will receive the following estimated increases:Birmingham City School District, $679,215;Bloomfield Hills School District, $495,632;West Bloomfield School District, $726,461.last_img read more