Currently, 452 of the 551 districts in the state participate in schools of choice. Most districts select open enrollment because they receive the state funding that would go to the student’s home district or they choose to do so because of declining enrollment in their district. There is some latitude in accepting students based on “if there’s room” or specifying certain grade levels.
To date, our community has maintained its strong belief that Lake Orion Schools are for Lake Orion Students and I support that. Fessing up…truth be told, it was while I was Oxford Superintendent that the Board decided to participate in schools of choice/open enrollment in that district based on availability. Note the operative words here... “the Board decided to...”
What I am strongly opposed to is the loss of LOCAL decision making in this regard. This is a decision that should be made by each local community – not a legislated mandate!
Express your opinion by…
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- taking the poll on the left
- contacting the Governor and our legislators