‘Frightening:’ Budget veto has big impact for UP school

GRAND MARIAS, Mich. (AP) — A tiny school district in the Upper Peninsula says its future could be in jeopardy if one of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget cuts isn’t restored.

The superintendent of Burt Township schools says the district lost more than $220,000 with Whitmer’s veto of a special fund for small, remote schools. That’s about a quarter of the district’s budget.

Greg Nyen tells TV station WLUC that the district would be forced to spend its entire fund balance to get through the school year. He says grades seven through 12 could be eliminated by next fall if money isn’t restored. The district has 31 students in one building

Longtime teacher Dixie McCormick says the actions in Lansing are “really frightening” for the Grand Marias community, along the shore of Lake Superior.

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  • Matt

    Just goes to show you that the dems are no different the anyother politicans. Only care about pushing their own agenda. Doesn’t matter who or what is in the way as like as they get theirs, like a 12yr old

  • Matt

    Goes to show you the dems are no better than any other politician. Only concerned with pushing their own agenda. Doesn’t matter who or what is in the way as long as they get theirs, like a 12 yr old.

  • On It

    What did Whitmer do in deciding her cuts……eanie, meanie, minie, mo? Just as long as she ‘wins’ doesn’t matter who pays.

  • Ej

    Let us see the list of departments she moved from and too where it went. I thought the lottery was going to solve school funding issues.

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