Michigan Legislator Committee Approves School Budget Increase, Full Vote to Follow
More money may be going to Michigan schools and we will likely see more of the MEAP.
A special House-Senate committee approved a school budget that boosts spending by 4%.
It moved forward with a 4 to 1 vote, and is expected to win final approval this week.
That means K-12 districts will get at least $50 more per student next fiscal year.
The poorest districts will get a $175 increase.
The bill also calls for the state to create a new Michigan Education Assessment Program test, or MEAP, instead of going with a new test developed by a group of states.