As many of you know, Governor Snyder’s 2011 budget recommendations call for a 5% across the board cut to education in Michigan. Obviously all schools across the state will be affected in a negative way by these cuts. Unfortunately for Burt Township School, the recommended cuts include our 22d (“Saving Paradise”) money. This money currently represents 21% of our operating budget and it is unknown how we would cut enough from our expenditures to remain a viable school. Please help us in our fight to keep our school funding at a sustainable level.
The 22d fund is meant primarily to help 5 schools, Burt Township, Whitefish Township, Beaver Island, Detour and Mackinac Island stay open as the schools are the only option for education in their communities. Grand Marais students, in particular, would be faced with a 60 mile bus ride without our local school open and running. Is that really an option the state advocates for our kids?
Please click on the following links for more information and to see what you can do to help save our school in these difficult times.
Thank you for all of your support and GO BEARS!