8.7.14: Schools get grant to help with change
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several Michigan schools are expected to get money to help transition from the traditional school calendar to a year-round calendar as part of a pilot program.
The State Board of Education is set to approve grant requests for four schools at next week’s meeting and two additional schools received money through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to help offset their costs.
The Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is set to get $750,000; Watersmeet Township Public Schools will get $709,000; charter school GEE Edmonson Academy in Detroit will get $395,000; and Ypsilanti Community Schools will get $146,000.
Baldwin Community Schools and Madison District Public Schools each received $750,000 through the MEDC.