LANSING, Mich., March 15, 2022 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced yesterday that Washtenaw ISD will receive about $900,000 in funding to support the statewide K-12 expansion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. In response to the announcement, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following statement: 


“There’s nothing more important than ensuring children have the ability to explore their interests to the fullest extent. Grants are essential to replace aging and outdated classroom materials and improve learning outcomes. I’m thankful for the governor’s initiative, and I look forward to working with her to ensure every child can explore as many educational opportunities as possible.”


Kalamazoo RESA and Grand Valley State University also each received about $900,000 in STEM funding.