District Leaders Beg Lansing for Free Cash to Cover Bad Debt, after Getting $50,000 Per Student in COVID Relief Funds – While Keeping Kids Locked Out of School for Nearly 2 Years
LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today stood up for parents and students in Flint and demanded the adults “in charge” at Flint Community Schools address specifically how they’re going to make up for years of lost learning and devastating test scores before Lansing gives them another dime in so-called “debt relief.” The District this week begged Democratic lawmakers in Lansing to write a check to wipe out the district’s debt.
The District already received $50,000 per pupil in COVID relief funding in addition to their annual School Aid allotment– while locking their students out of local classrooms for nearly 2 full years. The FCS decision to lock kids out of their classrooms flew in the face of medical science, recommendations of pediatricians, and demands from parents.
“The bureaucrats at Flint Community Schools have done everything humanly possible to destroy the future of every child enrolled in the district,” said GLEP Executive Director Beth DeShone. “Democrats in Lansing shouldn’t give FCS another dime until the district explains to every parent in the Flint Community exactly and specifically how it’s going to undo the damage they’ve spent years inflicting on kids.”
The Great Lakes Education Project is a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education for all Michigan students. GLEP strongly supports efforts to improve academic achievement, increase accountability and empower parental choice in our schools.