Marquette, MI – (05/12/20) – Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders checked in with Mark & Walt in the Morning today with a district update.
Saunders said the district is actively working on developing a plan to formally recognize their 2020 Seniors as their normal graduation activities have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said the MAPS Graduation Committee is hoping to have the plan ready to announce soon so the graduates and their success can be acknowledged.
Saunders also talked about the financial concerns MAPS is facing as state tax revenues are expected to decline sharply due to the pandemic shutting down major portions of Michigan’s economy. Saunders said he has heard projected possible cuts of $350 to $2000 per student in K-12 per-pupil funding from the state which will create multi-million dollar budget shortfalls for the district next year and into the future.
He said the MAPS Board and administration are putting together a series of proposals designed to address those shortfalls, and expects the district will have a better sense of the state’s tax revenue situation after Michigan holds their revenue estimating meetings later this month.
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