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Grand Rapids Unionized School Employees Get a Bonus for Declining Student Enrollment!

June 10th, 2014 by Steve Gunn

The Grand Rapids, Michigan public school district has a $13.5 million budget deficit.

District officials say the state is at fault, for not keeping up with the rate of inflation when tabulating aid to public schools.

But we suspect it could be an in-house problem. The district has a long history of being overly generous with its unionized labor force, and the following is a perfect example:

Declining enrollment has been a problem for the district, since it gets so much money from the state for each student enrolled.

So how do the knuckleheads on the school board react to this challenge? Last year they added an “enrollment compensation incentive” to all of the union contracts, according to a report from the Grand Rapids Press.

read full article: Grand Rapids Unionized School Employees Get a Bonus for Declining Student Enrollment!

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