Michigan panel OKs 3 pct. raise for K-12 schools
Michigan's public schools would get about 3 percent more and it's community colleges and universities about 2 percent more in overall funding next fiscal year under measures nearing final approval in the Legislature.
The Republican-led School Aid Conference Committee approved the budget for Michigan's K-12 schools Thursday. The budget proposal now heads to the House and Senate floor for final approval.
School districts that now get the minimum amount of state aid would get as much as $60 more per student, raising the per-pupil grant from $6,966 to $7,026.
After adjustments are made to cover teacher retirement costs, some school districts could see a drop in per-pupil spending. But an amendment added Thursday ensures all districts get a $5 per-pupil boost despite other changes to the budget.