School Funding Information

School budgets can be hard to understand. With that in mind, we have compiled some graphics-rich references that will hopefully simplify some of the information for easier reading.

There is state-mandated, detailed information on all of these items on our Budget Transparency Page, but we hope that this page will provide a good springboard for those who want to know more about funding for K-12 schools. 

If you have a question about school finance that isn't answered here or on the Budget Transparency Page, please submit your question via our Let's Talk interface.

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Support Staff - Recommendations to Meet Student Needs

Building Blocks to Reform Michigan School Funding

Michigan School Finance at the Crossroads

The Basics of School Funding - Michigan State Senate

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School Funding Basics Report cover

Dexter Schools Funding Explained

  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • Bates School, 2704 Baker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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