MI school budget plan clears Senate subcommittee

May 6, 2019

A school budget plan for the 2020 fiscal year is moving through the Michigan Senate. 


On Thursday, the Senate K-12 and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved a package that increases spending by nearly $400 million. 


Committee chair Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) says GOP lawmakers are crafting the budget on current state revenues, versus one that’s based on a future tax increase.  He says the plan offers more funding for all school districts.


“I think we’ve got a very good first product,” Schmidt says.  “The key being, large foundation increases…both for districts that are at the lowest end-funded and at higher ended-funded, they’re getting more money.  That’s the biggest takeaway.”


Schmidt says this education budget represents the largest school foundation increase since 2002.  It now goes to the full Senate Appropriations Committee.


Source: WKAR

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