Every Day Evidence #81 for 2014/15
June 1, 2015
Good Morning Governor Snyder, Senator MacGregor, Representatives, VerHeulen, Lyons, Brinks, Dillion, Yonker, Hooker,
Tomorrow the Conference Committee will release its results and recommended budget for K-12 Schools. Early projections that have leaked out of the committee indicate a $140 per pupil increase for base foundation districts like Northview, some additional revenue for “at-risk” funding, and some additional “flow through” revenue for MPSERS. On the surface this seems like a big increase for K-12. However, as they say, the devil is in the details…..especially when you speak in a commonly accepted business term “net-operational revenue increases.”
Questions for Your Consideration:
- In Northview, if the Base Foundation Grant is increased by $140 per-pupil and the Best Practice and Pupil Performance revenue is decreased by $90 per student, what is the “net-operational revenue increase” for Northview?
- The answer is a $50 per pupil increase in the net-operating revenue. This is approximately a .6% net operating revenue increase for Northview.
- As a Legislator, what will you state is the “net-operating revenue percentage increase for Northview? The other school districts in KISD?
- Are your actions strengthening the relevance of public education?
Every Day Evidence
Today’s EDE is from a Northview High School student who developed and implemented an Eagle Scout project to strengthen the literacy level of our community.
“Thank you all for supporting me on my Early Literacy Eagle Project. I spent most of the week and my weekend leveling, sorting, repairing, and labeling books. I had many scouts, friends, cousins who all came to help.
The Grand Total of books collected is 7,572. That is 4,785 going to Northview’s mobile summer library. About 2000 of these have been leveled. We found many had no level on the Scholastic Book Wizard. My pop can drive helped pay for pizza parties at all the Elementary schools and Highlands and Crossroads.
For God’s Kitchen Baby and Toddler Pantry we collected 2,787. This will allow for every young family they serve to pick 2 books. I also have literacy information that Printing Productions Inc. has donated the full cost of printing in both English and Spanish. The Literacy Information was provided by Readyatfive.org With the monetary donations received I was able to buy 48 toddler board books in Spanish.
I plan to have scouts help me deliver books on Wednesday after school to North Oakview and God’s Kitchen on Friday at 3:15.
Thank you’s need to be given to Northview Community and Our Lady of Consolation Parish and School (who helped collect over 800 books). Thank You’s also must go out to DTE employees and Tom Rettenmaier who provided me with many boxes and pop cans to help pay for the costs. Mrs. DeWitt in the copy center who made flyers and saved me boxes. Mrs. Cotter who has been supportive of my project from the beginning. Mrs Hufnagel for putting up with my changes to the scout calendar. Mrs. Strayhorn for helping me figure out how to level the books. Mrs. Robinette who brought all my volunteers donuts. Thanks you’s also go to Printing Productions Inc. and readyatfive.org, and all those who helped make this happen.
Our community has done their part. Our staff members have done their part. Our students contribute their part. Are you doing your part do strengthen and adequately fund public education. Does your vote on the K-12 budget provide evidence that you have increased the “net-operational revenue” that is unrestricted and available to school districts to run high quality programs with high quality staff?
Mike Paskewicz, Superintendent
Northview Public Schools