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District's Millage Urgency Claims Don't Match Facts
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/6/2012 | Tom Gantert

Posted on 01/07/2013 10:15:45 AM PST by MichCapCon

In an effort to drum up support for an upcoming millage, Alcona Community Schools Superintendent Shawn Thornton is quoted in a local newspaper claiming teaching and support staff have been cut almost in half.

The Alpena News ran its article with the headline: “Millage needs to pass for Alcona Schools”

However, state data shows that teacher staffing levels went from about 66 to 53, a 19 percent reduction, which is slightly less than enrollment reductions.

Thornton didn’t reply to a request for comment.

Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational School District is proposing a regional enhancement millage that would raise about $5.6 million for four districts. Alcona would get $1.5 million. The election is Feb. 26.


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: schools

1 posted on 01/07/2013 10:15:53 AM PST by MichCapCon
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To: Springman; Sioux-san; 70th Division; JPG; PGalt; DuncanWaring; taildragger; epluribus_2; Chuck54; ..
The way they managed it here in the Napoleon district was a stealth vote on a ballot by itself between elections.

If anyone wants to be added to the Michigan Cap Con ping list, let me know.
2 posted on 01/07/2013 10:25:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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