Sen. Jansen offers comments on passage of the School Aid Budget
LANSING--Senate Republicans finalized the K-12 budget on Thursday, the day of the budget deadline, providing Michigan schools financial stability in the upcoming year.
Senate Bill 1163 restores $11 per pupil to the current Fiscal Year 2010 budget and maintains that increase for next year’s budget.
State Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R–Gaines Township, said the $20 million increase is a step forward at a time when money for other departments is being cut to balance a $1.3 billion shortfall in the 2011 budget.
Jansen offered the following comments on today’s vote:
“Today is a good day for students, families and schools throughout Michigan. I was one of the 37 who voted for the school aid conference report, which results in my public school communities receiving a base foundational grant between $7,100 and $8,300.
“This vote means Michigan school districts can now plan well in advance of the first day of school.
“I hope the cooperation on this budget will carry into the work needed to complete the remaining fourteen budgets.”
Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2010
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