Q.  How are Michigan's public schools funded?

 

Answer:

Public schools in Michigan receive most of their funding on a per pupil basis from the state.  The amount a school district receives per pupil is called the Foundation Allowance.  The per pupil foundation allowance for Grand Ledge Public Schools is currently $7,126.  This represents the major portion of Grand Ledge Public Schools revenues which are funded from two sources:

 

  1. Local revenue - 18 mills collected on Non-Homestead poperty in the district
  2. State revenue