Michigan school districts

LANSING, MI (AP)--   More than 80% of Michigan school districts planned to offer some form of in-person instruction in February, a 20-plus point rise over the previous month amid a decline in the coronavirus’ spread.

Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Colloborative said it is the largest monthly increase since the start of the academic year.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has strongly encouraged schools to provide a face-to-face option by March 1. Just 15% of districts planned to be fully remote this month, down from 35% in January.

More MI school districts have deficits

Dec 23, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan education officials say 57 school districts and charter schools had budget deficits at the end of the latest fiscal year, up from 52 at the same time a year earlier. 

The Department of Education reported the figures Friday to the state House and Senate education budget subcommittees.

The report says one of the 52 districts that had deficits June 30, 2013, merged with another district, two eliminated their deficits after fiscal year's end and one charter school closed.