Senate Passes $13.7 Billion School Aid Budget - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

Senate Passes $13.7 Billion School Aid Budget

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Republican-led Michigan Senate and House have passed $13.7 billion schools budgets increasing per-pupil funding in K-12 schools.

The Senate approved its budget 26-12, mostly along party lines. It would boost overall spending from $13.3 billion this year and increase per-pupil funding by between $150 and $300.

The House budget passed 97-12 and includes higher education and community colleges as well as K-12. It raises per-pupil funding by between $56 and $112.

Both budgets require a new Michigan Educational Assessment Program for spring testing in the next two school years. A new test would begin in 2016-17.

Differences will be hammered out in conference committees after lawmakers and Snyder's administration meet.


Powered by WorldNow

2820 East Saginaw Street,
Lansing, MI  48912

Telephone: 517.372.8282
Fax: 517.372.1507
Email: webmaster@wlns.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Lansing, Inc. A Media General Company.