Even though some key lawmakers say they hope to find enough money to avoid a cut in state school aid, local school officials are being warned to prepare for a reduction of between $60 and $160 per students.
Tom White of the school business officers association tells News 10 he hopes the reduction can be avoided but he is not sure how the governor and lawmakers can do it given the $300 million shortfall in the school aid fund.
Lansing and other urban schools would be hit the hardest if the cuts are ordered earl this month. White says some districts will be able to make up the loss by using money from their Rainy Day coffers, but 80 districts around the state don't have much left in those accounts.
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