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Fri May 24, 2013
Michigan public schools could get a funding boost
Michigan public schools would get a three-percent overall funding boost under a plan in the state Legislature.
It comes up for final votes next week.
No school would get less money per student than it did last year under a plan approved by a state budget panel.
Lawmakers added language that would guarantee every school gets at least five dollars more per student than last year. Without that provision, some schools could have seen cuts because of reduced payments to cover teacher retirement costs.
Schools that get the minimum amount of state funding right now could see up to $60 more per student next fiscal year. That total amount is right around $7,000 per student.
The bill now goes to the floors of the state House and Senate.
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