Take Action to Support the District's Legislative Priorities
Take Action! Implement Equitable State School Aid
Even with the historic increase in the 2021 education allotment, Michigan remains one of the lowest funded states. Districts receive funding based on a per-pupil foundation allowance (dollars per kid), in which individual student needs are not properly addressed. The District wants to increase the state's investment in K-12 education by equitably funding school districts based on individual student needs, not by local wealth. This means students with more needs get more money.
The District needs your help - Advocate to increase the dollars per kid to put Michigan closer to the national level and oppose tax cuts that take revenue away from schools. Contact your representative, spread the word, and VOTE!
Take Action! Improve School Facilities
The District needs nearly $1.5 Billion to repair and update its facilities. Our community must invest NOW. Currently, Michigan does not fund school facility improvements and there are limited funds to make annual repairs to facilities. The District has proposed a Facility Master Plan to spend $700 Million of its federal COVID-19 funds to improve school facilities. Unfortunately, it is not enough. Michigan needs increased investment in school facilities through local tax revenue, debt restructuring, and state/ federal capital improvement grants while seeking philanthropic engagement. Help the District secure funding for facility improvements- Advocate for increased financial flexibility from the state to allocate funding to increase teacher salaries and support capital investments. Contact your representatives, spread the word, and VOTE!
To receive updates regarding the District's legislative engagement and information on how to take action, text DPSCDVOTES to 22999.
Important Legislative Topics
- Critical Race Theory (CRT): The need to teach a truly comprehensive history to our students
- Write a letter to your legislators and sign our petition to stand against a CRT ban.
- Flexibility in the attendance laws to forgo financial fines
- Full funding for at-risk students
- Standing against any legislation that reduces the School Aid Fund