30 Michigan school districts and 20 charter schools receive perfect financial scores from consultant
LANSING — Thirty Michigan public school districts and 20 charter schools received perfect scores in a new financial analysis by an Auburn Hills-based web consultancy firm.
Munetrix measured a variety of factors when developing their fiscal indicator scores for Michigan public schools, including operations performance, enrollment trends and fund balance status. The measurements are based off of Michigan Department of Education data.
A workgroup of Michigan Association of School Business Officials vetted the criteria for the fiscal indicator scores. The group included officials from the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and multiple school districts.
“Under very difficult situations, these districts performed exceptionally well and should be commended,” said Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix. “The fiscal headwinds facing local schools in Michigan and across the country are compounded by declining enrollments and state-aid revenue sources. Fiscal stewardship is taken very seriously by this group.”
The 30 school districts with perfect scores of zero on Munetrix’s fiscal indicator are:
Au Gres-Sims School District Big Rapids Public Schools Blissfield Community Schools Brimley Area Schools Byron Center Public Schools Chippewa Valley Schools Constantine Public School District Eau Claire Public Schools Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools Godwin Heights Public Schools Homer Community School District Houghton-Portage Township School District Jonesville Community Schools Kingston Community School District Linden Community Schools Marquette Area Public Schools Mason County Eastern Schools Negaunee Public Schools Northview Public Schools Northville Public Schools Plainwell Community Schools Rogers City Area Schools Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools Schoolcraft Community Schools Swan Valley School District Tecumseh Public Schools Three Rivers Community Schools Troy School District Vicksburg Community Schools Warren Woods Public Schools The 20 charter schools that also received perfect scores are:
Advanced Technology Academy AGBU Alex-Marie Manoogian School American Montessori Academy Black River Public School Chandler Park Academy Four Corners Montessori Academy Hillsdale Preparatory School Holly Academy Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy Mt. Clemens Montessori Academy Oakland International Academy Old Redford Academy Richfield Public School Academy -Summit Academy North Trillium Academy University Preparatory Academy (PSAD) University Preparatory Science and Math (PSAD) Washington-Parks Academy West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Will Carleton Charter School Academy