Dr. Meissen interviews State Representative Kurt Heise and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education Member Sheila Paton about school funding and Proposal 1. They discussed the financial challenges faced by the district, the Governor’s budget plan, and how the budget is finalized. They also talked about the impact of Proposal A and the possibility of updating Proposal A.
While the majority of the interview focuses on school funding they also discussed Proposal 1. Voters will choose whether to support Proposal 1 on May 5. If passed it will increase money available for road repairs, local governments and schools.
The interviews will air on April 21, 28 and May 5, at 5:40 p.m.
Max Kuang interviews Shenlin Chen, Executive Director of the Association of Chinese Americans. They talked about ACA’s history and work in the community. This is the first of a series of Community Focus programs on the diversity in the Plymouth-Canton Community.
Amanda Barberena interviews Don Soenen, the President of the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex or PARC. They talked about the efforts to turn Central Middle School into an Arts and Rec Complex and the work that will begin this summer.
Max Kuang talks with Steve Spreitzer, President and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. They talked about the traveling exhibit, We Don’t Want Them, that is on display at Salem High School. The exhibit looks at the effects of race on housing in Metro Detroit.
Bill Keith interviews Bridget Weyer and Jill Collingwood of the Parent Community School Council. Members bring issues from their individual schools to discuss with the School Council representatives. Their programs and speakers inform members about educational issues that concern the school district’s students and parents.