Murray to help rewrite state aid policy
Suttons Bay Superintendent Mike Murray has been asked to help rewrite the state school aid act.
Murray told his board Monday night that he was one of two public school “superintendents” asked to work on a committee charged by Gov. Rick Snyder with rewriting the act, last updated in 1979. The other “superintendent” serving on the committee is Michigan school Superintendent Mike Flanagan.
“I think it’s probably a good thing that I go,” Murray said.
The group’s first meeting will be held Tuesday in Lansing. Members are expected to take up the project keeping in mind the governor’s goal to have the legislation complete for introduction in early 2013.
Officials say the State School Aid Act of 1979 is severly out of date and prohibits the implementation of new education concepts supported by Gov. Snyder. These include greater choice for students/ parents; early college attendance; and proficiency-based funding rather than “seat time” requirements.