The Michigan Education Justice Coalition (MEJC) is requesting citizens’ votes on how to spend stimulus funds on our schools, with this note:
The Federal government has approved $6 billion dollars for Michigan to use to help schools deal with the crises they face from COVID-19.
Ann Arbor schools are slated to receive $21 million! Ypsi Schools will get $30 million! And Lincoln Schools $10 mil!
These funds could go to programs such as:
- Mental health supports and services
- Upgrades to facilities
- Special education support services
- English language learner support services
- Educational technology
- Summer and afterschool programming
We know from listening sessions held last year across the state that Michigan families are tired of prioritizing policing over wellness and mental health, of curriculums that don’t reflect students’ identities and cultures, emphasis put on testing rather than learning, and budgets that are drawn up without input from students and caregivers. With the extra $6 billion dollars in funding, how would you reimagine Michigan’s schools?
Want to participate in more actions to make decisions for our schools? Use the Community Voting Tool, and you can sign up for alerts from the Michigan Education Justice Coalition.