Making Democracy Work

Financing of the Flint Schools

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Financing of the Flint Schools

The League supports:

  • Creative communications by the Board of Education to create a well-informed public.
  • Providing an understandable and practical summary of the school budget; public hearings prior to adoption; state of the schools address from Superintendent; regular newspaper column, etc.
  • Applying the following questions to assess millage proposals prior to making a recommendation to support or oppose the request:
    • Purpose of requested monies - new needs, inflation?
    • Is Flint's budget comparable to other districts of its size?
    • What are the changes and their impacts to the district's financial resources, enrollment and needs since the last request?
    • Have citizens been kept informed?
    • Are there changes in the goals for the district since the last millage request?
    • What is the plan regarding magnet schools, middle schools and other innovative programs that necessitate a response to population shifts; how does this impact the budget; what are plans for closing (adding) schools?

(Updated 1981)
(Updated 1999)