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As COVID aid reaches Michigan schools, district officials say more help is ‘imperative’

Koby Levin

Michigan school districts will soon receive $350 million in federal funds to cover costs related to COVID-19. But they worry it won’t be nearly enough to make up for anticipated cuts to the state budget, and that a large slice of the money could end up going to private school students.

“Federal funding is desperately needed to avoid devastating cuts to local school district programming,” said Gary Start, interim superintendent of the Kalamazoo School District.

Cuts seem inevitable, although Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said that protecting schools will be her “top priority” in the next round of budget negotiations. The hole in the state schools budget is $1.2 billion this year, and is projected to be the same size next year as state revenues crater due to the coronavirus.

Kalamazoo will get $4 million from the coronavirus relief bill, more than almost any other district. But that’s a tiny fraction of the district’s $153 million budget at a time when, according to the direst predictions, schools face cuts of up to 25% next year.

And U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is seeking to increase the portion of the money that goes to private schools, a move that would further reduce the amount that districts receive. Although officials in some states have rejected DeVos’ guidance, Michigan officials said they will wait to see whether her guidance becomes law.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District, the state’s largest, will receive the most federal money — $85 million. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the funds would help plug the anticipated budget hole and cover coronavirus-related expenses such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and thermometers to check students for COVID-19 symptoms when they return to school.

“Without these funds we would likely need to reduce positions and/or salaries,” Vitti said in a statement. “We also would not have the funds to pay for safety measures for a return to face-to-face instruction.”

The money comes from the CARES Act, a coronavirus relief bill that included $13.5 billion for schools. Michigan received $390 million. Most will go directly to districts, with the remaining $40 million distributed in grants by the state department of education. The details of the grant program haven’t been decided yet, said Bill Disessa, a department spokesman.

Educators have made clear that more federal help is needed to help schools weather the pandemic. The state’s largest teachers unions and other education groups will hold a virtual rally tomorrow on Facebook Live to demand more coronavirus relief from federal officials.

The federal government can go into debt in a pinch, something many states, including Michigan, can’t do because their constitutions require them to maintain balanced budgets.

But while some have called for more education relief spending, a new House bill that contains $58 billion for schools stands little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate.

“Absent immediate federal and state action we cannot open our doors safely in the fall to students while meeting their needs,” said John Helmholdt, a spokesman for the Grand Rapids Public Schools, which is set to receive about $8 million from the first round of funding, or 4% of its annual budget.

“We also know if schools aren’t open, many parents will have difficulties returning to work. That’s why it’s imperative we properly fund schools so we can reopen safely.”

As schools nationwide — public and private — brace for the financial impact of the pandemic, federal officials have pushed to support private schools. Under the rules for distributing COVID-19 relief funds to schools, districts are already required to set aside some money to provide services to private schools.

About $2 million of the $8 million going to Grand Rapids will be reserved for private school students, Helmholdt said.

That arrangement is similar to the long-standing program known as Title I that sends extra funds to schools with more low-income students. The federal coronavirus relief package uses the Title I formula to distribute funds to schools.

Sam Kennedy, executive director of Association of Independent Michigan Schools, pointed out that the money doesn’t go directly to private schools, which would violate Michigan’s constitution. Instead, districts provide services such as physical therapy, art, or music to students at private schools.

However, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sought changes to the program that would send more money to private schools. That’s drawn outrage from some education leaders, including officials in Indiana, who are refusing to follow DeVos’ guidance on distributing funds to private schools.

“We are already in dire straits here because of the coronavirus,” said Tiffany Tilley, a Democratic member of the Michigan Board of Education. “There is no way that we should be taking dollars from public schools to go to private schools.”

But if DeVos makes her plan law, something she has vowed to do, school district officials — who would be tasked with distributing the extra funds to private schools — said they’ll have no choice but to send additional money to private schools at the expense of public school districts.

“We will await guidance from the federal government and we will follow the law on the distribution of funds,” Vitti said.

Coronavirus relief funding for Michigan Schools

District COVIDFunds Enrollment FRLPercent
District COVIDFunds Enrollment FRLPercent
ACE Academy (SDA) 166917 156 100
AGBU Alex-Marie Manoogian School 98399 394 54
Academic and Career Education Academy 32722 94 84
Academy for Business and Technology 277164 561 92
Academy of Warren 363769 705 94
Achieve Charter Academy 35637 791 14
Adams Township School District 33352 487 52
Addison Community Schools 108597 806 54
Adrian Public Schools 727420 2863 67
Advanced Technology Academy 545814 1273 93
Airport Community Schools 341605 2614 50
Akron-Fairgrove Schools 74748 320 74
Alanson Public Schools 79289 221 69
Alba Public Schools 37015 110 74
Alcona Community Schools 170024 692 63
Algonac Community School District 210729 1404 47
Allegan Public Schools 306177 2380 56
Allen Park Public Schools 183757 3831 36
Allendale Public Schools 130513 2656 32
Alma Public Schools 417967 2027 60
Almont Community Schools 73151 1463 23
Alpena Public Schools 689692 3643 58
Alternative Educational Academy of Iosco County 53326 154 80
Alternative Educational Academy of Ogemaw County 44195 126 87
American International Academy 335013 739 94
American Montessori Academy 119195 465 60
Anchor Bay School District 272713 5708 24
Ann Arbor Learning Community 17367 320 91
Ann Arbor Public Schools 1291743 17942 24
Arbor Academy 82164 205 85
Arbor Preparatory High School 56667 285 53
Armada Area Schools 36126 1767 22
Arts Academy in the Woods 80107 322 56
Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac 229742 811 78
Ashley Community Schools 53224 250 74
Athens Area Schools 107798 528 51
Atherton Community Schools 232036 832 79
Atlanta Community Schools 110779 252 66
Au Gres-Sims School District 97058 392 58
AuTrain-Onota Public Schools 19587 32 47
Avondale School District 199484 3822 47
Bad Axe Public Schools 180879 892 54
Baldwin Community Schools 444164 501 96
Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren) 307539 1104 80
Bangor Township S/D #8 8952 24 71
Bangor Township Schools 348885 2566 60
Baraga Area Schools 85986 332 61
Bark River-Harris School District 72838 716 52
Bath Community Schools 64610 1123 44
Battle Creek Area Learning Center 51034 171 82
Battle Creek Montessori Academy 52038 170 79
Battle Creek Public Schools 2441698 3790 72
Bay City Academy 134533 386 77
Bay City School District 1865141 7271 53
Bay-Arenac Community High School 56277 164 82
Beal City Public Schools 42854 681 30
Bear Lake Schools 55112 286 74
Beaver Island Community School 1398 49 41
Beaverton Rural Schools 294309 1009 66
Bedford Public Schools 232455 4262 26
Beecher Community School District 1372083 708 88
Belding Area School District 370244 1730 54
Bellaire Public Schools 60225 340 45
Bellevue Community Schools 169882 591 64
Bendle Public Schools 372048 1141 95
Bentley Community School District 157222 832 81
Benton Harbor Area Schools 3245027 1761 97
Benton Harbor Charter School Academy 250624 486 92
Benzie County Central Schools 244906 1345 61
Berkley School District 196117 4259 17
Berlin Township S/D #3 12806 9 44
Berrien Springs Public Schools 370085 3773 69
Bessemer Area School District 76052 405 61
Big Bay De Noc School District 44475 158 65
Big Jackson School District 16111 19 63
Big Rapids Public Schools 349590 2088 52
Birch Run Area Schools 142777 1879 54
Birmingham Public Schools 130990 7991 9
Black River Public School 66473 934 25
Blended Learning Academies Credit Recovery High School 31510 132 69
Blissfield Community Schools 98213 1208 39
Bloomfield Hills Schools 111145 5500 11
Bloomingdale Public School District 266272 1177 86
Blue Water Middle College 11765 377 21
Boyne City Public Schools 128800 1344 50
Boyne Falls Public School District 33026 205 69
Bradford Academy 596048 1282 85
Branch Line School 16215 144 41
Brandon School District in the Counties of Oakland and Lapeer 190356 2287 38
Brandywine Community Schools 216197 1349 64
Breckenridge Community Schools 137176 624 50
Breitung Township School District 126616 1910 44
Bridge Academy 401918 874 98
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District 759400 1503 86
Bridgman Public Schools 114617 898 43
Brighton Area Schools 96566 5973 13
Brimley Area Schools 76413 537 58
Britton Deerfield Schools 43927 487 52
Bronson Community School District 254459 1074 58
Brown City Community Schools 173513 761 63
Buchanan Community Schools 269965 1564 53
Buckley Community Schools 65530 437 51
Bullock Creek School District 161965 1874 38
Burr Oak Community School District 71827 278 74
Burt Township School District 1339 31 97
Burton Glen Charter Academy 336840 643 97
Byron Area Schools 81864 816 41
Byron Center Charter School 31820 236 46
Byron Center Public Schools 109280 4216 24
Cadillac Area Public Schools 658206 3123 64
Caledonia Community Schools 216144 4775 20
Camden-Frontier School 207780 513 58
Caniff Liberty Academy 206486 474 100
Canton Charter Academy 41180 723 21
Canton Preparatory High School 36034 393 32
Capac Community Schools 165600 826 55
Capstone Academy Charter School (SDA) 66332 172 99
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools 1341663 4308 79
Carney-Nadeau Public Schools 29850 299 60
Caro Community Schools 247356 1629 57
Carrollton Public Schools 222341 1814 74
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools 217485 865 61
Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District 113164 352 64
Caseville Public Schools 38757 262 75
Casman Alternative Academy 27637 66 82
Cass City Public Schools 240177 962 53
Cassopolis Public Schools 214424 911 70
Cedar Springs Public Schools 280911 3556 41
Center Line Public Schools 541119 2530 73
Central Academy 260492 621 87
Central Lake Public Schools 50595 277 65
Central Montcalm Public Schools 345680 1466 69
Centreville Public Schools 83762 839 43
Cesar Chavez Academy 1135270 2279 98
Chandler Park Academy 995641 2307 93
Chandler Woods Charter Academy 43954 785 23
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts 15561 48 67
Charlevoix Public Schools 144403 846 44
Charlotte Public Schools 290003 2509 44
Charlton Heston Academy 238088 698 81
Charyl Stockwell Academy 62959 1132 16
Chassell Township School District 27143 248 42
Chatfield School 50455 486 26
Cheboygan Area Schools 429097 1585 68
Chelsea School District 46784 2438 13
Chesaning Union Schools 210239 1427 52
Chippewa Hills School District 499343 1923 61
Chippewa Valley Schools 985772 15588 29
Church School District 325 16 94
Clara B. Ford Academy (SDA) 63069 127 100
Clare Public Schools 319019 1639 49
Clarenceville School District 282096 1859 62
Clarkston Community School District 178052 7561 20
Clawson Public Schools 57539 1446 36
Climax-Scotts Community Schools 56659 496 51
Clinton Community Schools 69477 1240 36
Clintondale Community Schools 544257 2742 83
Clio Area School District 373426 2823 56
Coldwater Community Schools 567595 2863 60
Cole Academy 43400 326 60
Coleman Community Schools 159728 671 62
Colfax Township S/D #1F 394 22 50
Coloma Community Schools 534064 1299 74
Colon Community School District 130755 572 59
Columbia School District 162541 1514 45
Commonwealth Community Development Academy 165980 186 94
Comstock Park Public Schools 281060 1835 58
Comstock Public Schools 626939 1754 72
Concord Academy - Boyne 18648 154 52
Concord Academy - Petoskey 32946 178 54
Concord Community Schools 77486 657 58
Conner Creek Academy East 422316 953 92
Constantine Public School District 182551 1483 61
Coopersville Area Public School District 161679 2643 38
Cornerstone Health and Technology School 343116 532 89
Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy 169968 699 91
Corunna Public Schools 172199 1759 53
Countryside Academy 264137 766 89
Covenant House Academy Detroit 362315 518 93
Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids 172794 301 89
Covert Public Schools 271883 368 89
Crawford AuSable Schools 445239 1617 58
Creative Montessori Academy 176997 800 56
Creative Technologies Academy 53837 313 45
Crescent Academy 415341 895 90
Crestwood School District 1318568 3870 76
Cross Creek Charter Academy 70088 784 35
Crossroads Charter Academy 120363 510 59
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools 312390 2053 51
Da Vinci Institute 139372 507 85
Dansville Schools 69477 746 34
David Ellis Academy 133381 272 92
David Ellis Academy West 232410 714 72
Davison Community Schools 470208 5738 46
DeTour Area Schools 20885 102 58
DeTour Arts and Technology Academy 21132 79 62
DeWitt Public Schools 52686 3196 18
Dearborn City School District 8487559 20590 72
Dearborn Heights School District #7 462066 2522 81
Decatur Public Schools 157447 753 74
Deckerville Community School District 142133 584 62
Delton Kellogg Schools 165587 1176 54
Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences 683595 1059 97
Detroit Achievement Academy 116866 398 75
Detroit Collegiate High School 53394 105 91
Detroit Community Schools 381759 707 95
Detroit Edison Public School Academy 484135 1307 67
Detroit Enterprise Academy 303393 743 95
Detroit Innovation Academy 199010 376 83
Detroit Leadership Academy 418891 714 94
Detroit Merit Charter Academy 309064 751 91
Detroit Premier Academy 362047 722 97
Detroit Public Safety Academy 133471 229 97
Detroit Public Schools Community District 85120566 50520 81
Detroit Service Learning Academy 658082 1316 99
Dexter Community School District 174666 3633 10
Distinctive College Prep. 238191 603 95
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area K-12 School 39340 336 56
Dove Academy of Detroit 221331 465 87
Dowagiac Union School District 598840 2178 77
Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence 295178 757 84
Dryden Community Schools 42690 414 44
Dundee Community Schools 100645 1716 36
Durand Area Schools 225680 1296 57
Eagle Crest Charter Academy 120363 729 53
Eagles Nest Academy 117778 184 98
East Arbor Charter Academy 126073 595 55
East China School District 324008 3944 33
East Grand Rapids Public Schools 50842 2887 7
East Jackson Community Schools 270191 887 70
East Jordan Public Schools 174600 808 57
East Lansing School District 335043 3689 34
East Shore Leadership Academy 162329 181 94
Easton Township S/D #6 12701 25 24
Eastpointe Community Schools 1668375 2464 91
Eaton Academy 150699 367 78
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 248688 2252 48
Eau Claire Public Schools 312009 767 90
Ecorse Public Schools 835912 1098 85
Edwardsburg Public Schools 160381 2748 34
Elk Rapids Schools 131607 1261 32
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools 129970 924 52
Ellsworth Community School 32950 244 54
Endeavor Charter Academy 214256 643 88
Engadine Consolidated Schools 70365 345 72
Escanaba Area Public Schools 486334 2310 55
Escuela Avancemos 141712 312 99
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools 127032 1695 38
Evart Public Schools 271452 869 71
Evergreen Academy 16378 19 74
Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School District 66401 183 58
Excel Charter Academy 148314 778 53
Excelsior Township S/D #1 11975 50 78
Fairview Area School District 121489 301 71
Farmington Public School District 626951 9340 29
Farwell Area Schools 431438 1069 68
Faxon Language Immersion Academy 12957 71 55
Fennville Public Schools 241518 1282 71
Fenton Area Public Schools 208450 3446 34
Ferndale Public Schools 361120 3098 63
Fitzgerald Public Schools 1076948 2371 69
Flagship Charter Academy 341543 706 99
Flat River Academy 51686 107 79
Flat Rock Community Schools 240927 1940 42
FlexTech High School 36247 252 32
FlexTech High School - Novi 17570 230 35
Flint Cultural Center Academy 104310 374 59
Flint School District of the City of 9450368 3700 93
Flushing Community Schools 372071 4211 48
Forest Academy 46124 157 74
Forest Area Community Schools 178193 506 69
Forest Hills Public Schools 168110 9670 12
Forest Park School District 73727 467 58
Fortis Academy 212071 673 82
Four Corners Montessori Academy 51081 457 37
Fowler Public Schools 19809 466 25
Fowlerville Community Schools 178562 2718 36
Francis Reh PSA 230993 490 100
Francis Street Primary School 14731 52 100
Frankenmuth School District 32821 1366 22
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools 87629 472 56
Fraser Public Schools 422899 4829 46
Freeland Community School District 106179 1996 21
Fremont Public School District 317587 2107 53
Frontier International Academy 313191 832 99
Fruitport Community Schools 363366 2638 53
Fulton Schools 92768 649 53
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 195107 1004 54
Garden City Public Schools 567359 3627 60
Gateway To Success Academy 42696 119 82
Gaylord Community Schools 462830 2975 51
Genesee STEM Academy 144371 337 94
Genesee School District 131049 674 87
George Crockett Academy 217563 432 100
George Washington Carver Academy 434621 516 100
Gibraltar School District 229209 3639 32
Gladstone Area Schools 122071 1548 41
Gladwin Community Schools 536225 1613 56
Glen Lake Community Schools 34526 668 30
Global Heights Academy 146056 254 99
Global Preparatory Academy 209355 117 95
Global Tech Academy 86423 179 100
Gobles Public School District 146420 771 57
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools 489482 1788 95
Godwin Heights Public Schools 514055 2028 94
Goodrich Area Schools 90425 2029 21
Grand Blanc Academy 175594 337 92
Grand Blanc Community Schools 578600 8302 34
Grand Haven Area Public Schools 428270 5947 31
Grand Ledge Public Schools 330164 5344 28
Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center 43488 279 38
Grand Rapids Public Schools 7990554 14373 80
Grand River Academy 160310 769 64
Grand River Preparatory High School 126511 604 63
Grand Traverse Academy 102269 874 28
Grandville Public Schools 353986 5612 35
Grant Public School District 256128 1788 59
Grass Lake Community Schools 55192 1328 29
Great Lakes Academy 125895 154 88
Great Lakes Cyber Academy 233964 1057 61
Great Oaks Academy 315618 751 91
Greater Heights Academy 149474 260 96
Greenville Public Schools 684861 3624 57
Grosse Ile Township Schools 68197 1781 12
Grosse Pointe Public Schools 359071 7379 20
Gull Lake Community Schools 191548 3156 22
Gwinn Area Community Schools 371913 1014 65
Hagar Township S/D #6 13405 75 83
Hale Area Schools 195242 335 70
Hamilton Community Schools 111906 2761 27
Hamtramck Academy 258845 541 98
Hamtramck School District of the City of 3171464 3353 89
Hancock Public Schools 103838 693 45
Hanley International Academy 313921 652 96
Hanover-Horton School District 77268 1138 37
Harbor Beach Community Schools 93491 485 43
Harbor Springs School District 57019 779 25
Harper Creek Community Schools 247997 2793 43
Harper Woods The School District of the City of 523619 2459 74
Harrison Community Schools 751375 1351 80
Hart Public School District 348369 1265 76
Hartford Public Schools 313259 1323 82
Hartland Consolidated Schools 99732 5468 16
Haslett Public Schools 177263 2727 27
Hastings Area School District 278922 2571 47
Hazel Park School District of the City of 695735 3061 70
Hemlock Public School District 84412 1179 34
Henry Ford Academy 114718 513 60
Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (PSAD) 602527 1300 81
Hesperia Community Schools 232355 887 71
Highland Park Public School Academy System 310824 313 98
Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan 262920 978 84
Hillman Community Schools 122667 430 65
Hillsdale Community Schools 358718 1352 58
Hillsdale Preparatory School 27236 95 55
Holland City School District 684151 3188 67
Holly Academy 44455 620 20
Holly Area School District 338942 3242 44
Holt Public Schools 520440 5425 44
Holton Public Schools 207535 836 68
Homer Community School District 120235 988 53
Honey Creek Community School 4598 227 12
Hope Academy 289206 501 91
Hope Academy of West Michigan 163699 376 95
Hope of Detroit Academy 447170 1083 89
Hopkins Public Schools 76871 1634 35
Houghton Lake Community Schools 584702 1210 74
Houghton-Portage Township School District 75945 1429 30
Howell Public Schools 402576 6972 28
Hudson Area Schools 165944 1177 62
Hudsonville Public School District 133086 6958 21
Huron Academy 167356 628 68
Huron School District 169472 2532 33
Huron Valley Schools 498209 8778 28
ICademy Global 23363 216 31
Ida Public School District 53818 1439 19
Imlay City Community Schools 214654 1965 59
Inkster Preparatory Academy 55547 186 89
Inland Lakes Schools 193459 650 64
Innocademy 29698 324 40
Innocademy Allegan Campus 32269 105 65
Insight School of Michigan 222457 780 75
International Academy of Flint 392109 978 87
International Academy of Saginaw 84800 149 86
Ionia Public Schools 559160 2983 63
Ionia Township S/D #2 29828 8 63
Iron Mountain Public Schools 172595 829 48
Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County 279620 750 49
Ishpeming Public School District No. 1 158029 712 50
Island City Academy 19800 203 28
Ithaca Public Schools 161614 1076 47
Ivywood Classical Academy 10353 131 19
Jackson Preparatory & Early College 38805 358 31
Jackson Public Schools 2690416 4678 78
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 178194 420 90
Jefferson Schools (Monroe) 157784 1530 47
Jenison Public Schools 194795 5156 29
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools 138674 706 58
Jonesville Community Schools 134181 1453 54
Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy 126601 623 57
Joy Preparatory Academy 174837 293 100
Kalamazoo Covenant Academy 74654 184 100
Kalamazoo Public Schools 3983674 12780 70
Kaleva Norman Dickson School District 177039 527 78
Kalkaska Public Schools 335503 1443 63
Kearsley Community School District 455017 2941 77
Kelloggsville Public Schools 460232 2377 85
Kenowa Hills Public Schools 450365 3122 51
Kensington Woods Schools 13419 128 37
Kent City Community Schools 166840 1289 64
Kentwood Public Schools 1568733 9189 70
Keys Grace Academy 189767 482 99
Keystone Academy 99389 700 40
Kingsbury Country Day School 4414 320 14
Kingsley Area Schools 131759 1538 48
Kingston Community School District 117497 584 56
Knapp Charter Academy 181860 705 69
LAnse Area Schools 116715 592 63
LAnse Creuse Public Schools 898068 10069 43
Laingsburg Community Schools 47802 1166 29
Lake City Area School District 270520 1216 68
Lake Fenton Community Schools 95508 2106 29
Lake Linden-Hubbell School District 105098 393 59
Lake Orion Community Schools 158066 7219 23
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) 245442 3447 48
LakeVille Community School District 257791 1143 58
Lakeshore School District (Berrien) 185703 2796 33
Lakeside Charter Academy - Albion 60446 149 99
Lakeside Charter School 60730 122 99
Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm) 372834 1084 55
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb) 172068 4348 43
Lakeview Sch. District (Calhoun) 439607 4070 57
Lakewood Public Schools 188742 1790 42
Lamphere Public Schools 326255 2419 51
Landmark Academy 222715 802 71
Lansing Charter Academy 274236 454 93
Lansing Public School District 6462933 10506 81
Lapeer Community Schools 560998 4883 49
Laurus Academy 220516 734 76
Lawrence Public Schools 136732 526 69
Lawton Community School District 106997 972 52
Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy 17375 62 52
Legacy Charter Academy 460745 751 98
Leland Public School District 29219 518 39
Les Cheneaux Community Schools 51601 206 48
Leslie Public Schools 157324 1210 47
Life Skills Center of Pontiac 59763 96 100
LifeTech Academy 50186 257 49
Light of the World Academy 10691 229 14
Lighthouse Academy 624836 358 99
Lighthouse Connections Academy 87915 537 71
Lincoln Consolidated School District 656249 3722 51
Lincoln Park School District of the City of 1350747 4915 89
Linden Charter Academy 377894 764 98
Linden Community Schools 206278 2677 29
Litchfield Community Schools 90848 288 77
Livonia Public Schools School District 1011387 13902 31
Lowell Area Schools 210815 3737 26
Ludington Area School District 409725 2157 53
MacDowell Preparatory Academy 199037 381 99
Mackinac Island Public Schools 978 67 10
Mackinaw City Public Schools 41965 141 49
Macomb Montessori Academy 98220 231 85
Madison Academy 151991 450 86
Madison District Public Schools 322372 1110 80
Madison School District (Lenawee) 212611 1637 61
Madison-Carver Academy 320890 628 89
Mancelona Public Schools 213185 939 75
Manchester Community Schools 53826 867 24
Manistee Area Public Schools 252251 1344 54
Manistique Area Schools 175781 774 62
Manton Consolidated Schools 179047 955 60
Maple Valley Schools 261508 962 62
Mar Lee School District 50306 329 49
Marcellus Community Schools 109673 696 67
Marion Public Schools 177338 409 73
Marlette Community Schools 245731 785 58
Marquette Area Public Schools 243519 3221 29
Marshall Academy 61500 243 54
Marshall Public Schools 898067 2797 46
Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Academy 176990 447 86
Martin Public Schools 74069 584 55
Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts 381977 401 93
Marysville Public Schools 138304 2810 32
Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe) 99524 1049 51
Mason County Central Schools 239669 1351 64
Mason County Eastern Schools 153326 405 73
Mason Public Schools (Ingham) 236496 3246 30
Mattawan Consolidated School 199989 3786 18
Mayville Community School District 191010 583 71
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools 118735 1065 49
Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools 612653 3047 87
Memphis Community Schools 64513 815 34
Mendon Community School District 68238 515 46
Menominee Area Public Schools 336461 1261 53
Meridian Public Schools 137608 1343 47
Merrill Community Schools 110579 555 53
Merritt Academy 97081 550 54
Mesick Consolidated Schools 234463 595 70
Metro Charter Academy 202036 626 71
Michigan Center School District 228892 1368 52
Michigan Connections Academy 355815 1618 58
Michigan Educational Choice Center 355437 292 86
Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 869069 3130 80
Michigan International Prep School 47358 732 61
Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy 407160 902 100
Michigan Online School 102396 566 68
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy 967078 2819 78
Mid Peninsula School District 19637 184 70
Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy 162588 331 99
Midland Public Schools 608560 7695 35
Milan Area Schools 117527 2164 34
Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy 108041 230 100
Millington Community Schools 196926 1132 54
Mio-AuSable Schools 167399 512 74
Momentum Academy 58245 220 98
Mona Shores Public School District 295620 3897 44
Monroe Public Schools 1106415 5136 58
Montabella Community Schools 221764 791 66
Montague Area Public Schools 185594 1479 48
Montrose Community Schools 207711 1475 59
Moran Township School District 17265 88 61
Morenci Area Schools 110204 627 65
Morley Stanwood Community Schools 428895 1172 67
Morrice Area Schools 55192 497 50
Mount Clemens Community School District 828338 949 85
Mt. Clemens Montessori Academy 54471 298 35
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools 677246 1725 83
Mt. Pleasant City School District 672353 3551 49
Multicultural Academy 77813 147 93
Munising Public Schools 78058 626 53
Muskegon Covenant Academy 100497 181 99
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System 373622 592 95
Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change 45080 166 75
Muskegon Public Schools of the City of 2849914 3594 92
NICE Community School District 77183 1144 33
Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy 74296 198 93
Napoleon Community Schools 107503 1326 43
Negaunee Public Schools 71143 1518 30
New Bedford Academy 19767 105 50
New Branches Charter Academy 119484 372 80
New Buffalo Area Schools 161587 579 49
New Haven Community Schools 148044 1283 55
New Lothrop Area Public Schools 44968 923 32
New Paradigm College Prep 110312 221 99
New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy 232769 311 96
Newaygo Public School District 312519 1596 64
NexTech High School 40148 120 82
NexTech High School of Lansing 37166 114 42
Niles Community Schools 727797 3539 59
Noor International Academy 46290 169 50
North Adams-Jerome Public Schools 74014 294 74
North Branch Area Schools 194277 2379 47
North Central Area Schools 93207 350 58
North Dickinson County Schools 61292 255 47
North Huron School District 136438 355 57
North Muskegon Public Schools 37011 1035 28
North Saginaw Charter Academy 242607 559 97
North Star Academy 65452 253 65
Northport Public School District 14836 136 74
Northridge Academy 181234 210 95
Northview Public Schools 274479 3305 46
Northville Public Schools 96962 7358 6
Northwest Community Schools 389351 3620 63
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools 90647 648 46
Nottawa Community School 68421 136 35
Novi Community School District 103290 6633 9
Oak Park School District of the City of 778680 4393 80
Oakland Academy 21080 153 43
Oakland International Academy 391672 842 99
Oakridge Public Schools 377428 1992 63
Oakside Scholars Charter Academy 314692 792 94
Ojibwe Charter School 38310 114 83
Okemos Public Schools 154537 4603 20
Old Redford Academy 776485 1551 80
Olivet Community Schools 117606 1376 36
Onaway Area Community School District 129949 569 63
Onekama Consolidated Schools 51277 368 48
Onsted Community Schools 136673 1304 42
Ontonagon Area School District 70855 270 62
Orchard View Schools 521063 2246 74
Oscoda Area Schools 366594 1162 76
Otsego Public Schools 164258 2336 39
Outlook Academy 26719 49 86
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools 177522 1489 48
Owendale-Gagetown Area School District 33550 153 67
Owosso Public Schools 690406 3019 61
Oxford Community Schools 184544 5793 25
Pansophia Academy 204132 338 88
Paragon Charter Academy 150032 638 59
Paramount Charter Academy 197541 405 92
Parchment School District 203108 1618 53
Pathways Academy 92109 155 100
Paw Paw Public School District 327433 2160 48
Peck Community School District 64089 323 60
Pellston Public Schools 134958 476 83
Pembroke Academy 92667 280 92
Pennfield Schools 184844 2211 55
Pentwater Public School District 51447 266 54
Perry Public Schools 156013 1055 46
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools 40907 647 20
Pickford Public Schools 35542 447 45
Pinckney Community Schools 121993 2431 20
Pinconning Area Schools 221507 1236 52
Pine River Area Schools 253288 1044 57
Pittsford Area Schools 67238 409 66
Plainwell Community Schools 228559 2794 39
Plymouth Educational Center Charter School 439908 493 88
Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy 14781 774 15
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools 797150 17257 19
Pontiac Academy for Excellence 538290 641 88
Pontiac City School District 4260253 3944 80
Port Huron Area School District 2425114 7849 57
Portage Public Schools 616070 8767 25
Portland Public Schools 119703 2079 36
Posen Consolidated School District No. 9 61136 207 64
Potterville Public Schools 79590 798 51
Powell Township Schools 7317 33 67
Presque Isle Academy 1646 27 85
Prevail Academy 218266 561 89
Public Schools of Calumet Laurium & Keweenaw 252771 1540 51
Public Schools of Petoskey 206644 2821 40
Quest Charter Academy 241954 771 80
Quincy Community Schools 322815 1210 51
Rapid River Public Schools 62098 303 46
Ravenna Public Schools 86849 1025 52
Reach Charter Academy 243975 593 90
Reading Community Schools 191064 706 55
Redford Union Schools District No. 1 939095 2295 78
Reed City Area Public Schools 395602 1438 57
Reese Public Schools 102688 790 49
Reeths-Puffer Schools 407537 3564 51
Regent Park Scholars Charter Academy 410300 734 98
Relevant Academy of Eaton County 32951 52 56
Renaissance Public School Academy 86514 436 56
Republic-Michigamme Schools 22471 98 61
Richfield Public School Academy 321020 648 97
Richmond Community Schools 188848 1449 31
Ridge Park Charter Academy 208978 561 80
River City Scholars Charter Academy 242617 458 90
River Rouge School District of the City of 892492 2422 82
River Valley School District 134581 561 58
Riverside Academy 544179 962 99
Riverview Community School District 214011 2905 45
Rochester Community School District 252916 15300 12
Rockford Public Schools 181244 7896 17
Rogers City Area Schools 120621 517 60
Romeo Community Schools 325957 5017 25
Romulus Community Schools 1332414 2484 65
Roscommon Area Public Schools 484322 868 62
Roseville Community Schools 1222874 4530 70
Royal Oak Schools 128680 5060 24
Rudyard Area Schools 291050 594 69
Rutherford Winans Academy 148624 232 83
Saginaw Covenant Academy 11729 111 100
Saginaw Learn to Earn Academy 61205 102 97
Saginaw Preparatory Academy 169049 268 97
Saginaw School District of the City of 4880335 5227 81
Saginaw Township Community Schools 360971 4807 51
Saline Area Schools 76777 5198 14
Sand Creek Community Schools 69802 832 48
Sandusky Community School District 172492 1030 51
Sarah J. Webber Media Arts Academy 104308 237 90
Saranac Community Schools 91718 904 46
Saugatuck Public Schools 50647 807 34
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools 482925 1934 55
Schoolcraft Community Schools 55683 1068 28
Shelby Public Schools 283547 1246 77
Shepherd Public Schools 194458 1764 45
Sigel Township S/D #4F 275 26 58
Sodus Township S/D #5 2328 81 89
South Arbor Charter Academy 51873 790 21
South Canton Scholars Charter Academy 69692 785 31
South Haven Public Schools 357934 1905 65
South Lake Schools 274910 1567 68
South Lyon Community Schools 169420 8736 16
South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy 144522 752 58
South Redford School District 654798 3105 64
Southfield Public School District 1384613 5523 58
Southgate Community School District 436756 3436 53
Sparta Area Schools 295303 2438 51
Spring Lake Public Schools 95450 2465 20
Springport Public Schools 128905 1016 62
St. Charles Community Schools 121507 888 50
St. Clair County Intervention Academy 58769 79 100
St. Ignace Area Schools 88638 508 77
St. Johns Public Schools 202313 2796 37
St. Joseph Public Schools 161030 3017 31
St. Louis Public Schools 198969 1038 71
Standish-Sterling Community Schools 271108 1548 55
Stanton Township Public Schools 23510 177 62
Star International Academy 717890 1637 93
State Street Academy 64231 146 89
Stephenson Area Public Schools 73225 468 56
Stockbridge Community Schools 176621 1245 42
Sturgis Public Schools 563579 3078 64
Success Virtual Learning Centers of Michigan 209998 1429 74
Summerfield Schools 87111 589 28
Summit Academy 87548 246 73
Summit Academy North 498580 1803 67
Superior Central School District 52921 331 54
Suttons Bay Public Schools 89805 589 52
Swan Valley School District 84328 1827 39
Swartz Creek Community Schools 406087 3643 56
Tahquamenon Area Schools 196479 576 59
Tawas Area Schools 234157 1207 51
Taylor Exemplar Academy 215685 777 70
Taylor Preparatory High School 146256 435 62
Taylor School District 2712858 5896 73
Tecumseh Public Schools 188301 2679 33
Tekonsha Community Schools 115822 228 68
The Dearborn Academy 278614 516 98
The Greenspire School 15001 132 36
The James and Grace Lee Boggs School 38217 138 68
The New Standard Academy 319667 676 95
The Woodley Leadership Academy 76035 167 95
Thornapple Kellogg School District 156485 3207 34
Three Lakes Academy 32067 105 72
Three Oaks Public School Academy 203440 368 100
Three Rivers Community Schools 511824 2518 57
Timberland Academy 344170 674 94
Timbuktu Academy 205053 391 99
Tipton Academy 203402 477 74
Traverse City Area Public Schools 1030828 9437 36
Trenton Public Schools 193046 2518 26
Tri County Area Schools 309056 1826 61
Trillium Academy 167723 613 71
Triumph Academy 136176 758 57
Troy School District 214271 13062 15
Ubly Community Schools 74038 620 43
Union City Community Schools 156815 1016 62
Unionville-Sebewaing Area S.D. 91662 711 42
Universal Academy 381140 675 99
Universal Learning Academy 252884 701 92
University Preparatory Academy (PSAD) 843184 1909 80
University Preparatory Science and Math (PSAD) 461885 1554 71
University Yes Academy 369655 538 94
Uplift Michigan Academy 22554 155 71
Utica Community Schools 2507752 26539 39
Van Buren Public Schools 935543 4489 57
Van Dyke Public Schools 1314680 2258 90
Vanderbilt Area Schools 91727 81 77
Vanderbilt Charter Academy 126952 474 74
Vandercook Lake Public Schools 161724 843 69
Vanguard Charter Academy 142766 781 51
Vassar Public Schools 324020 1065 75
Verona Township S/D #1F 275 20 55
Vestaburg Community Schools 106655 806 68
Vicksburg Community Schools 166873 2643 34
Virtual Learning Academy of St. Clair County 44260 135 78
Vista Charter Academy 283348 724 94
Vista Meadows Academy 71453 102 100
Voyageur Academy 544257 1178 98
W-A-Y Academy 247066 309 99
WAY Academy - Flint 95135 93 100
WAY Michigan 79586 195 85
WSC Academy 46000 70 90
Wakefield-Marenisco School District 70708 279 48
Walden Green Montessori 36022 241 34
Waldron Area Schools 106879 218 67
Walker Charter Academy 108940 747 45
Walkerville Public Schools 83279 266 86
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools 893631 13231 26
Walton Charter Academy 327729 819 93
Warren Consolidated Schools 2938071 13355 67
Warren Woods Public Schools 271288 3223 60
Warrendale Charter Academy 359012 741 97
Washington-Parks Academy 685975 1566 94
Washtenaw Technical Middle College 57811 772 28
Waterford Montessori Academy 28510 371 37
Waterford School District 1105156 8136 60
Watersmeet Township School District 23538 143 80
Watervliet School District 185947 1483 56
Waverly Community Schools 451366 2962 59
Wayland Union Schools 199432 3041 39
Wayne-Westland Community School District 2902872 10184 67
Webberville Community Schools 71054 502 55
Wells Township School District 229 13 62
Wellspring Preparatory High School 94884 398 61
West Bloomfield School District 291009 5311 35
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools 527931 2016 60
West Iron County Public Schools 194684 866 61
West MI Academy of Arts and Academics 69406 418 45
West MI Academy of Environmental Science 180982 791 60
West Michigan Aviation Academy 58324 606 24
West Ottawa Public School District 834052 6629 30
West Village Academy 178985 369 67
Western School District 367924 2912 36
Westfield Charter Academy 309405 830 82
Weston Preparatory Academy 128618 286 88
Westwood Community School District 1275724 1569 84
Westwood Heights Schools 429455 1594 92
White Cloud Public Schools 275429 950 74
White Pigeon Community Schools 186948 776 67
White Pine Academy 12306 66 53
Whitefish Township Schools 789 52 63
Whiteford Agricultural School District of the Counties of Lenawee and Monroe 28570 756 28
Whitehall District Schools 259045 2033 45
Whitmore Lake Public School District 109768 684 42
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools 447567 727 83
Will Carleton Charter School Academy 23758 284 42
William C. Abney Academy 296720 345 100
Williamston Community Schools 141246 1890 22
Windemere Park Charter Academy 202006 674 75
Windover High School 53326 145 81
Wolverine Community School District 90485 267 78
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District 589990 5434 45
Woodland Park Academy 133309 332 83
Woodland School 11879 216 20
Wyandotte School District of the City of 451944 4673 57
Wyoming Public Schools 779835 4087 77
Yale Public Schools 190249 1861 45
Youth Advancement Academy 4387 20 80
Ypsilanti Community Schools 1816538 3813 72
Zeeland Public Schools 150345 6283 29
Source: Michigan Department of Education

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