Bill Funds School Partnership Program in Northern Michigan
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:02:35 EDT
Funding for a program that aims to cut down on school absenteeism and improve students’ grades in key areas was included in a bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee.
106th House Representative Sue Allor (R-Wolverine), said $75,000 was included in a Senate bill before the committee that will fund the School Success Partnership Program administered by the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency in Alpena (NEMCSA).
The program’s focus is to increase school attendance and decrease chronic absenteeism, while identifying barriers to attendance and classroom success and connecting families to resources that can help them. It also works to improve academic performance, with emphasis on math and reading. Increasing parental involvement in students’ education is also addressed.
“I am proud to see these dollars coming back to Northern Michigan, where they will help families facing many unique challenges.” said Allor, who serves on the Appropriations Committee. “The funding will go a long way in keeping kids in school and helping their parents stay involved in the educational process.”
The measure, Senate Bill 253, now goes to the full House for consideration.
106th House Representative Sue Allor (R-Wolverine),