Brighton District Aims for $600,000 in Additional State Funding
School officials say they have satisfied best-practices requirements for the one-time payment.
The Brighton Area Board of Education voted unanimously to pass the Best Practices Resolution that will allow Superintendent Greg Gray to apply for an additional $100 per student from the School Aid Fund.
The School Aid Fund is offering each district that completes four out of five best practices no later than June 1, 2012, an additional one-time payment of $100 per student.
The Brighton district has satisfied four of the five best practices directives:
- The district is the designated policyholder for medical benefit plans.
- The school board will continue to develop and practice a service consolidation plan.
- The district has obtained a competitive bid on noninstructional services.
- The district has provided a link on its home page to the URL for the MI School Data Portal.
The only best practices criteria the district has not met is all staff must be paying 10 percent of their insurance. Currently, Brighton's support staff is paying only 7 percent, Gray said.
The additional revenue will generate approximately $600,000 for the Brighton district, according to Gray.
The money will go directly into the district's general fund.