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Chatfield hosts school superintendents at Capitol office


By William Sassani | Feb 5, 2020

Republican Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield | Michigan House Republicans

Republican Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield recently welcomed school administrators from his District 107 to his office at the state Capitol in Lansing.

“I’d like to thank northern Michigan and U.P. school superintendents who jointed me in my Capitol office this week after we successfully fought to restore critical funding for rural school districts following the budget cuts in October,” Chatfield said in a Facebook post.

School superintendents Greg Nyen of Burt Township Schools, Tom McKee of Whitefish Township Community Schools, Wil Cwiliek of Beaver Island Community Schools, Robert Vaught of DeTour Area Schools and Bob Lohff of Mackinac Island Public Schools joined Chatfield at his office.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had previously issued a veto in October to cut more than $128 million in state spending for K-12 schools. This included $35 million for charter schools, $16 million earmarked for equipment for career and technical education, $10 million for security, $3 million for online math programming, and $1.6 million for what was described as “strict discipline academies.”

Before being elected to office, Chatfield was a teacher. 

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