Governor Snyder Sign $15B State Education Budget

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a $15 billion budget giving more money to students in kindergarten through college.

This latest budget boosts state support for districts by more than $1 billion.

The school omnibus bill invests millions in early childhood education.

It also includes an increase ranging from $50 to $175 per student in grades K-12.

In addition, the budget includes increases in operations funding for community colleges and state universities.

It also includes a provision to require the Department of Education to keep the MEAP exam instead of switching to the Smarter Balanced Test.

The governor has not yet signed the budget bill for all other state spending.