LANSING, MI (WKZO) -- The Michigan House has passed its version of the School aid fund, and while its different from the senate version, School officials statewide and democrats are opposed to both of them. Speaker Jace Bolger says it calls for the same foundation grant schools got last year, plus $93.5-million to offset hikes in state pension fund costs.
But opponents say offsetting the increase doesn’t put new money in classrooms. That’s why democrats and School Superintendents are calling it a deception to call it a funding increase.
Kalamazoo Democrat Sean McCann says hundreds of millions of dollars from the school aid fund are once again being diverted improperly, when it should be going to the public schools. The two bills now go to conference committee, and if the school districts can’t get it changed there, it will likely become an election issue this fall.