Rockford Public Schools issues funding proclamation

During the regular Rockford Board of Education meeting held Monday, April 11, the board approved a resolution requesting the School Aid Fund be used solely for K-12 education.

The following resolution was offered by Randall Sellhorn and supported by Timothy Lewis.

Whereas, well-educated students prepared for college and careers is the best investment Michigan can make in the pursuit of a strong economy and a better future for its residents; and

Whereas, Michigan’s standards for high school graduation have never been higher, with all students completing the Michigan Merit Curriculum and Exam to prepare them for post-secondary education or training; and

Whereas, Michigan voters in 1994 approved Proposal A, a measure that eliminated the ability of school districts to seek operating funds form constituents and shifted that responsibility to the state through an increase in the sales tax; and

Whereas, the ballot language of Proposal A clearly indicated those revenues would be totally dedicated to public schools, as it was crafted to provide tax release for property owners while maintaining adequate funding for K-12 education,

Therefore it is resolved, that the Rockford Public Schools Board of Education requests the School Aid Fund be used solely for K-12 public schools and the children they serve.

 

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