Both the Michigan House and Senate approved the state Education for the upcoming fiscal year.
K-12 School Aid funding is up 1.5 percent, community college spending is up 6.3 percent, and university funding is up 1.2 percent. The increases are distributed at different rates for each institution and public school district.
AFT Michigan worked with legislators to ensure all school districts and higher education institutions received an increase in funding. We also emphasized the importance of funding MPSERS and increasing spending on at-risk programs.
The Michigan House voted to pass the budget 99-10, while the Senate approved the budget 22-16. All Senate Democrats voted no on the budget, citing frustration with the continued siphoning of School Aid Fund dollars from K-12 education to community colleges and higher education.
For more information, please see the following reports from the House Fiscal Agency: