Ann Arbor Schools Want More Transfer Students from Across Washtenaw County

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Ann Arbor Public Schools are seeking new transfer students from across Washtenaw County to bolster the district’s finances.

The school system will enroll 750 transfer students next fall through the state’s “Schools of Choice” program. That’s around 500 more students than this year.

Spokesperson Liz Margolis says Ann Arbor schools -- like districts across the state -- face tough economic times.

“We really need to seek other revenue options. And since our main source of revenues is from our per pupil funding, instead of looking at closing schools which we really don’t have schools to close, but what we want to do is build our revenue by bringing students into our district.”

Margolis says kindergartners through tenth graders have the option to apply to attend Ann Arbor schools.

She says an open house for interested students and parents is slated for March 11th, at Pioneer High School.