K-12 Alliance of Michigan on Approval of ESSER Equalization Fund

LANSING — October 8, 2021 — The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Kenneth Gutman, Superintendent of Walled Lake Consolidated School District and President of the K-12 Alliance, in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s approval of Michigan’s ESSER III Equalization Fund:

“We appreciate Secretary Cardona and his team for supporting the work taking place in classrooms across Michigan. The ESSER III Equalization Fund was included in Michigan’s bi-partisan budget deal to ensure that every school district has the resources necessary to help their students overcome the unique challenges they have faced over the past year. Today’s approval of that plan is a welcome step forward and gives our schools the assurance that they can continue providing their students with the support and top-notch educational experience they both need and deserve.”


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools across Michigan. Comprised of Superintendents from every district in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties, they are collectively responsible for educating over 580,000 students.

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The K-12 Alliance of Michigan

The K-12 Alliance is the leading advocate for policies that support a stronger public education system in Michigan