News from Progress Michigan

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Contact: Jessica Tramontana, (517) 974-6302,

LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan applauded Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan on the decision to provide funds to re-open the Buena Vista school district. The district has been closed for a week-and-a-half due to the financial mismanagement of local officials and state budget cuts approved by Gov. Snyder and Lansing Republicans.

“The students of Buena Vista Schools have been out of classrooms for eight days while lawmakers in Lansing pointed fingers,” said Jessica Tramontana, Communications Director of Progress Michigan. “There are hundreds of students in the Buena Vista school district who have been denied their constitutional right to a public education, and it should have never come to this. We applaud the decision to finally provide the funds for Buena Vista to reopen their doors, but it’s shameful children had to pay the price for political games in Lansing. It’s time we prioritize Michigan’s kids instead of playing the hot potato blame game, and that starts with Lansing politicians restoring the funding cuts they made to our public schools.”

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