2004 Senate Bill 1069

Senate Roll Call 609: Passed

The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-2005 school aid budget. This appropriates $12.53 billion in gross spending (funded from all sources, including the school aid fund, the general fund, federal dollars, and more). The budget increases the minimum per-pupil foundation grant by $74 to $6,700 per student, and also gives this increase to so-called “section 20j” schools that get $9,000 or more per student. The bill includes a slight change in the pupil-count formula that benefits schools losing students at the expense of those with more students than the previous year. It reduces Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) operational funding fy $10.7 million from the current year’s $91.7 million, and gives an extra $15 million to the Detroit School District, as has been the practice since the 1999 state-imposed school board reform.

32 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (20 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (12 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (4)