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Letters from Governor Snyder to Highland Park School District Parents

March 2, 2012 PDF icon
January 20, 2012 PDF icon
February 23, 2012 PDF icon
February 24, 2012 PDF icon

Message from Governor Snyder

Our resolve to provide Highland Park students with a solid educational experience is as strong as ever. With the support of our partners in the legislature, we have reached a temporary solution which lets your child finish the school year despite the district's financial crisis.

To accommodate students who want to stay in the district, we are making arrangements that will allow Highland Park schools to remain open under an operating agreement with another district or charter operator. For Highland Park families wishing to explore other districts, I have signed legislation that offers "schools of choice" opportunities to Highland Park families. The legislation includes a $4,000 per-pupil stipend that follows the student.

We are launching a comprehensive informational campaign to ensure full, open communication with parents, teachers and community leaders. Please continue to check back here for more information or contact my office by phone at 517-335-7858.

signature of Governor Rick Snyder
Rick Snyder

Additional Resources

Summary of Statutes Involving Local Units of Government
An explanation of the various statutes that pertain to local units and their fiscal activities.
How a Financial Emergency Works
An explanation of how Public Act 4 of 2011, the Local Government and School District Financial Accountability Ac, works.
Local Unit Audit Reports
Local unit audit reports listed by year and by county.
What to Look for In Audit Reports
Fundamentals of Understanding Governmental Audit Reports Citizen's Guide to Understanding Financial statements.
Emergency Manager Information
Information regarding the current local units of government and/or school districts that are under receivership.

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