LANSING—The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education released the following statement from Executive Director Robert McCann in response to the 2019-20 budget deal announced Monday in Lansing.
“We are pleased to see Michigan's leaders come together on this bipartisan step toward addressing the budget crisis within our schools. We appreciate the commitment of resources and we are hopeful, as details develop, that there will be clarity on how these funds will be distributed and assurances that there will be flexibility in how it can be spent so it can go where it is needed most. Most importantly, we are glad to see Lansing put aside differences and together call on the federal government to provide additional stimulus dollars to support the 20-21 budget and ensure schools have the resources they'll need to safely reopen this fall."
The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools across Michigan. Comprised of Superintendents from every district in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, they are collectively responsible for educating over 500,000 students.