Superintendents ask for boost in funding

LANSING (AP) – Superintendents from some Michigan school districts are calling on lawmakers to return to Lansing to boost their funding.

The state budget signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder increases schools’ traditional per-pupil aid. The lowest-funded districts receive $175 more while higher-funded districts get $50 more, with others getting somewhere in-between.

Roughly 120 of Michigan’s 800-plus districts and charter schools getting the smallest increase complain it’s not enough to offset an increase in districts’ payment to employees’ retirement system.