Support EGRNOW!—a voluntary campaign to help fund the immediate needs of East Grand Rapids public schools.
The goal: to raise funds to save critical programs for our students.
Over the past three years, state funding for our schools has been cut by $470 per student—$300 of it in this year alone. Due to cuts in funding and other state-mandated factors, we face a projected budget deficit of $3.3 million for the 2012-2013 school year. This equates to a budget deficit of $1,100 per student in funding.