Holt Public Schools Face Budget Cuts and a Decline in Enrollment

By Marlee Delaney
Holt Journal staff writer

Holt Public Schools will experience major school issues this year due to a number of
confounding factors, a school district official said Jan.14, 2013. Executive Director of Finance and Business Services Kim Cosgrove said Holt Public Schools are making reductions to the budget and facing a decline in enrollment. Cosgrove said the state of Michigan decides every year how much money to give each public school district, and Holt Public Schools were expecting to receive $7,714. “Eighty-six percent of the revenues for all public schools in Michigan comes directly from the state of Michigan,” she said. Cosgrove added that the state of Michigan made an estimate, but then said that it didn’t have enough money because of the downturn in the economy.