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Escanaba schools look at finances

March 18, 2014

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board has begun the process to address potential cost reductions and efficiencies for the 2014-15 fiscal year....

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WhoWee

Apr-21-14 3:50 PM

I'd like to know why every year there's less and less in the budget for schools. Taxes go up, less people on the payroll, schools closed, the lottery funds are supposed to go to the school system, and there's plenty of money to give tax breaks for the rich. What a farce.

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BravesRock

Apr-21-14 10:48 AM

Any high school student in Michigan can take some or all of their classes online if they and/or their parents choose to enroll in an online academy rather than traditional classes. It is out of the school board's hands. About all local school boards can do to combat competition from online academies is to make their offerings as desirable as possible, and/or offer their own online options that are locally controlled. Online learning, while it has its disadvantages, is being demanded by students and parents, especially in high school and college. The educational model is changing radically, like it or not.

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frogleggs

Apr-20-14 10:06 PM

One thing.

ONE THING THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE SUPER

should clearly see:

Any transfer of the education process

to online K-12 related profit making entities,

will result in a negative voter backlash

should the board and the super come

crawling for taxpayers dollars!

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