Lansing School District to Lose More than $3 Million in Aid
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Lansing School Board members got some bad news during Thursday's meeting.
The superintendent announced new numbers, showing the district will lose more than three-million dollars in state aid. Since enrollment count this September, Lansing schools have a little more than 12,500 students, meaning more than 500 students dropped out this fall.
The budget for this school year is about 168-million dollars.
Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul says nearly 400 students left Lansing for charter schools and public schools in the surrounding areas.
The superintendent hopes to make up for the budget shortfall by not replacing some employees who have left or retired, and paying kindergarten teachers with federal money.