Consolidating school districts in michigan
Students had the opportunity to observe cultural presentations, sample various cultural cuisine, enjoy entertainment, plus much more.The required Annual Education Reports are available for public viewing.The Jazz Band will perform at 12 pm, Saturday, August 31 on the Absopure Waterfront Stage. Students in TK through 12th grade were recognized for their two and three dimensional artwork.Margaret Black Elementary School recently hosted a multicultural fair.Thurston Elementary School students board a waiting Ann Arbor school bus last winter.Short of consolidation, Michigan school districts could save substantial money by sharing services, such as busing...." But the data used to generate the report's headline estimate of 2 million in potential savings comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, which includes charter school spending. Furthermore, the MSU study does not consider capital costs, which the New York scholars found actually after consolidation.Again, the result of excluding these costs is exaggerated savings compared to those that would result from a proper application of the earlier study model's details. The original 2001 study projects consolidation savings over a 12-year period, but the MSU report appears to compress these into just three years.* Also, most of the figures Shakrani used to calculate potential Michigan savings come from one table in the New York study listing the projected "economies of scale effects" of combining two 1,500-student rural districts.
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The MSU report also misrepresents the data by claiming not to include charter schools in the consolidation, but including them in its cost savings calculations.
The MSU report itself explains why doing so is a mistake: "(C)harter schools are not considered for potential inclusion in school district consolidation since they are intended to function independently.
Even if one believes that districts would save money through consolidation, the conclusion that they could save 2 million is wildly exaggerated.
The report, authored by MSU's Education Policy Center senior scholar Sharif M.