charter schools

Charter schools could receive the same designation as public schools in a district's millage ballot under a bill narrowly approved by the Michigan House.

Legislators on Thursday voted 56-53 to pass an amendment to the General Property Tax Act allowing districts to describe charter schools as "public schools" when disbursing millage.

The initiative now heads to the Senate and follows a January law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to let charter schools receive revenue from certain voter-approved property tax hikes.

Katherine Stewart (Part II)

Jan 22, 2018
thegoodnewsclub.com

Katherine Stewart joins us again to continue our conversation on Betsy DeVos and religious and charter schools.  She has written articles on this subject including, The Proselytizers and the Privatizers.

Katherine Stewart

Jan 15, 2018
thegoodnewsclub.com

Katherine Stewart joins us to discuss Betsy DeVos and religious and charter schools.  She has written articles on this subject including, The Proselytizers and the Privatizers.

More than 20 percent of students in Michigan public schools were in a charter school last year or a school in another district.

MLive.com says it analyzed state data on where kids attended public school in fall 2015. The new year in most districts starts next week.

MLive says 144,000 students were in charter schools, which get state aid like traditional public schools. Another 182,000 students were in public schools outside their home district. School-of-choice programs can have a negative impact on budgets in urban districts because state aid is based on enrollment.

The state of Michigan has approved a $1.3 million deficit elimination plan for a charter school whose founder was convicted of tax evasion.

The Bay City Times reports Bay City Academy needs to assure the state it's no longer associated in any way with its former management company, owned by Steven Ingersoll.

His management company no longer runs the school, but he still owns the buildings that more than 200 students use.

Brian Lynch, who runs Mitten Management, the school's management company, says the school still must abide by its lease agreement.