Introduced by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on February 28, 2019 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2019-20 K-12 School Aid budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 28, 2019
Reported in the Senate on May 7, 2019 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 14, 2019 To give additional dollars to school districts with fewer than 1,000 students, and to not reimburse districts that spend money on data tools they can get from the state or an ISD.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 14, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on May 15, 2019 To increase funding in a number of areas for districts that have a higher proportion of children from low income households (called "at risk" students), reduce funding for public "cyber schools," and adopt a number of other changes that reflect Democratic caucus preferences.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on May 15, 2019 To increase spending on government-funded pre-school programs by $79 million, which would be used to admit children from higher income families, and increase the amount spent on this per child from $7,250 to $8,500.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on May 15, 2019 To repeal a school aid act provision that prohibits school districts from establishing racial or religious preferences for employees, automatically deducting union dues from employee compensation, and bars practices that conflict with any state or federal law regarding district or intermediate district transparency.
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 15, 2019 To repeal a school aid act provision that lets the state reimburse nonpublic schools for costs they incur complying with state health, safety, or welfare mandates.
Amendment offered by Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D) on May 15, 2019 To spend more on hiring "early literacy coaches" (and paying them more) to help teachers with K-3 reading instruction; and also to spend more on unspecified efforts to "be in the top 10 states in grade 4 reading proficiency by 2025" according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D) on May 15, 2019 To authorize a grant of an amount to be determined later to pay a "Michigan Fitness Foundation to work with the department to invest in a physical education curriculum".
Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on May 15, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The Senate version of the K-12 school aid budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2019. This bill would appropriate a total of $15.240 billion, compared to $14.765 billion approved last year. Of this, $1.749 billion is federal money. School districts with lower revenue would get a $270 increase in per-pupil aid, and higher spending ones would get an additional $135 per pupil.
Received in the House on May 15, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 15, 2019