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District 5 Community Updates & Resources

District 5 Community Updates & Resources

Dear Neighbor,    Last week, the Senate successfully finished negotiations with the House on the 2025 State Budget. My Democratic colleagues and I have diligently worked to design a budget that builds up our vibrant communities and supports our residents. Now, the...

Summer Updates, Celebrating Juneteenth, Resources and More!

Summer Updates, Celebrating Juneteenth, Resources and More!

Dear Neighbor, Summer is officially upon us this week, bringing high temperatures to kick off the season. Stay cool, stay hydrated and, as always, stay safe.   Also this week: Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, in its first year...

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For students attending college in the fall of 2024, the FAFSA is ready to be completed at fafsa.gov.
*For students getting an early start on 2025-2026, the FAFSA typically opens on October 1st.
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Take a look at Senate District 5 School Funding increases! Livonia Public Schools, Garden City Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Wayne-Westland Community Schools ... See MoreSee Less

Take a look at Senate District 5 School Funding increases! Livonia Public Schools, Garden City Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Wayne-Westland Community Schools

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Please correct this post. These are NOT increases. They represent a decrease in MPSERS payments for one year. That is not the same thing as a funding increase that districts would be able to rely on for future budgets. This also fails to mention cutting nearly all funding for mental health support. This will force districts to either cut these much needed positions or find a way to pay for them out of the general fund, which did NOT receive an increase to help cover these costs. Please don’t misrepresent important things like this. School leaders, teachers, support staff and students deserve better!

Also, a goal of Proposal A was to level funding for all districts. This budget moved away from this concept.

What about the next fiscal year? How can a district budget for year two?

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