Forest Hills Public Schools Resolve $9.5 Million Budget 2011 Shortfall
Budget woes for school districts are not news for communities today,
as the monetary belt tightens for school districts all over the United States.
But the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Public School District has done a great
job of planning ahead AND getting concessions from their teaching and
support staff. The recent budget shortfall was lessened by a $7.5
million voluntary decrease in staff and teaching compensation alterations.
The other $2 million will come from the district’s strategic reserves.
Good schools are valued by the people who live in the community
and Forest Hills has been ranked the number one school district in Kent
County by Grand Rapids Magazine.