FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 25, 2018
TCA statement on governor’s call to increase per-pupil funding
LANSING – The Tri-County Alliance released the following response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s call to increase per-pupil funding. The following statement may be attributed to Dr. George Heitsch, TCA Executive Board President and Superintendent of Farmington Public Schools.
“We applaud the governor for pledging to increase the per-pupil funding amount during his State of the State address Tuesday. We encourage lawmakers to follow the governor’s lead and dedicate additional funding in the upcoming budget to ensure our children receive a high quality education that prepares them for college and the 21st century workforce.”
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 nearly 600,000 students (approximately 40 percent of the statewide K-12 population).