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Archive of posts published in the tag: MPSERS

Enrollment decline’s ferocious appetite

Here we examine the GPPSS budget developments, inclusive of the 2016 audit and the 2017 budget.

10 observations on proposed Michigan School Aid Fund budget recommendation

Here are my top ten observations prompted by my review of two presentations on the State of Michigan budget along with my previous years of analysis of state and local education budgets.

Budget trend more important than point in time measure

At the Board of Education meeting on June 25th, we passed the 2012-13 budget. My…

Headwinds, tailwinds: 2012 Michigan K-12 Budget

In February of last year, I wrote¬†Rick the Nerd and the Blustery Day, which offered…

School aid bills vary only by amount of funding reduction

The School Aid Bill proposals in the State of Michigan that will determine K-12 funding…

Midland report references “Grosse Pointe formula”

Midland (Michigan) Public Schools (MPS) is struggling with how to establish fixed costs (via employee…

MPSERS reform report published

Late in 2011, Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and Senate Majority Leader Randy…

New depths for old obligations

I’ve written about the state of Michigan’s public school employee retirement system (MPSERS) so much,…

If you seek an unpleasant legacy cost problem, look about you

The City of Detroit’s finances took the unenviable spotlight this week when Mayor Dave Bing…

Presentation on the financial state of the district

District independent financial auditors presented their findings to the Board of Education last night. In…

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