He suggests that each school district will receive a $75 dollar per student increase. He is correct. My district will receive an additional $480,000.
However, he forget to mention that he is also decreasing funding in certain funding buckets. Those funding buckets account for a net loss to my district of $100 per student or a decrease in revenue of $640,000.
As a result of this funding increase my district will receive $160,000 less next year.
So in Novi, Governor Snyder's budget will result in at least a $25 dollar per student loss next year.
How do I know? Look at the details of Governor Snyder's budget.
|Item||Program||2013-14 Appropriations||2014-15 Appropriations||2015-16 Appropriations|
|Sec. 22f||Best Practices||$80,000,000||$80,000,000||$30,000,000|
|Sec. 22j||Pupil Performance||$46,400,000||$46,400,000||$0|
Section 22f - down $50 million dollars.
Section 22j - down $46.4 million dollars.
The 22f funding was allocated to districts if they met "best practices." In 22f funding Novi received $50 per student last year. Next year - the best we can hope for is $20 per student. A net decrease of $30 dollars per student or $192,000.
The 22j pupil performance funding was allocated to districts whose students performed at a certain level on state assessments. In 22j funding Novi received $70 per pupil last year. Next year we will receive ZERO dollars per pupil from 22j or a loss of $448,000.
Our total revenue loss is $640,000.
So while the Governor's headline is that education revenue will increase $75 per pupil, or $480,000 to Novi, he fails to mention that Novi will have a decrease in revenue of $100 per pupil or $640,000.
Novi will receive $160,000 less next year under the Governor's budget.
It is important to look behind the headline!