2013 House Bill 4295

Senate Roll Call 126: Passed

To make adjustments to the school aid budget for the current fiscal year to reflect lower than expected student counts, and appropriate extra money for various purposes, including a $51.7 federal "early learning challenge grant" the state applied for. This will pay for government programs that are "culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate...for high-needs children from birth to kindergarten entry" and that "promote children’s physical, social, and emotional health" among other things; training for employees who perform these activities; monitoring systems and more. It appropriates $5 million for transition costs related to dissolving the fiscally failed Buena Vista and Inkster school districts; $2 million for a year-round school pilot program; $2 million for class size reductions; $3.9 million for contracts to provide students "information technology education opportunities; and more.

36 Yeas / 1 Nay
Republican (25 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (11 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)