state aid http://michiganradio.org en Saginaw school officials struggle to agree on a deficit elimination plan http://michiganradio.org/post/saginaw-school-officials-struggle-agree-deficit-elimination-plan <p>The Saginaw School Board is going down to the wire in considering a deficit elimination plan for the district. &nbsp;&nbsp;The board must approve a plan today or risk losing state funding.</p><p></p><p>The Saginaw school board has been meeting since noon on a plan to close and consolidate schools, lay off teachers and support staff and cut union wages. Administrators say the plan could save about $4.9 million.</p><p></p><p>The district has a $6.1 million deficit.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:44:47 +0000 Steve Carmody 16481 at http://michiganradio.org Saginaw school officials struggle to agree on a deficit elimination plan For kids in poverty, Michigan ranks among the worst http://michiganradio.org/post/kids-poverty-michigan-ranks-among-worst <p>A new report on child well-being ranks Michigan in the bottom half of all states: 32nd overall, down two spots from last year.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:19:46 +0000 Kate Wells 8442 at http://michiganradio.org For kids in poverty, Michigan ranks among the worst Lansing school board may consider closing schools in 2 weeks http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-school-board-may-consider-closing-schools-2-weeks <p>The Lansing school district may decide in two weeks whether it will close schools&nbsp;to save money.</p><p>The school district is considering ways to restructure to deal with&nbsp;a declining enrollment and diminishing state aid.</p><p>Last night, the Lansing school board heard from people opposed to any plans to&nbsp;close schools. Lansing resident Richard Kibbee&nbsp; says the school board should not take the recommendations for which schools to close from a superintendent who is&nbsp;retiring in a few months.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 03:53:41 +0000 Steve Carmody 5868 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing school board may consider closing schools in 2 weeks