The budget crisis facing Dearborn Public Schools becomes more urgent with each passing day, as teacher jobs and student programs face difficult cuts. In an effort to provide the community with more information on current school funding and the overall budget situation, the district has asked the Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) to moderate three town hall meetings.
The meetings are scheduled for:
Thursday, December 3rd 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Lecture Hall Berry Career Center
22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dbn Hts
Monday, December 7th 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Board Room Administration Building
Tuesday, December 15th 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Auditorium Fordson High School
13800 Ford Road
As school districts across the state wait to see if there will be any action in Lansing to restore all or partial funding to education, school administrators are busy making plans to adjust their spending based on the outcome at the Capitol. These mid-year changes have caused plenty of confusion and in communities through out the state, and Dearborn is no exception.
“As we continue our efforts in Lansing to restore school funding we need to keep people informed on the impact these cuts have on our budget,” said Dearborn Schools Superintendent Mr. Brian Whiston.
The meeting will cover a brief review of school funding in Michigan, recap the current year budget and the budget reduction plan, with a look ahead to next year. There will bet time after the presentation for questions, comments and suggestions.
All three meetings will be shown on the district’s cable channel (Comcast 19, WOW 15) and streamed live on the district’s website. Those unable to attend the meeting will be able to take part through a special e-mail address and “Chat” feature during the live webcast.