News Update

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:36 AM

State To Stay With Current K-12 Testing Vendors

News Update

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:12 AM

Senate Subcommittee Makes Big GF Cut To Business Attraction

News Update

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 09:56 AM

House U. Budget Hikes Funding By 1%; Senate Sticks With 2%

Michigan Report for Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Senate Report
House Report

Senate Panel Retains K-12 Funding Formula

The Senate Appropriations Education and K-12 School Aid Subcommittee essentially held to the governor's recommendation for school funding, though distributing those funds through the current formula and weighting the count to the prior year for declining enrollment districts.

The budget (SB 130*) provides slightly more than the governor had recommended for the foundation grant and provides increases ranging between $50 and $100 per student, with more going to lesser-funded districts. The governor had proposed $75 per pupil for all districts.

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