On December 4, 2019, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 377, which restores certain vetoed items and includes other funding changes. The Bill also amends various boilerplate provisions in the State School Aid Act, MCL 388.1601 et seq. For K‑12, the Bill would increase General Fund/General Purpose spending by $350,000 and would increase School Aid Fund spending by $70,150,000.
Specifically, the Bill would restore the following K-12 items that were vetoed by Governor Whitmer:
- $35 Million for the foundation allowance increase for charter schools
- $10 Million for school safety grants
- $7 Million for isolated or rural districts
- $5 Million for a 3rd grader summer reading program
- $1.6 Million for added costs at strict discipline academies
- $750,000 for added costs of dropout recovery programs
- $350,000 for an autism intervention pilot project
- $300,000 for a multisensory education program
The Bill heads to the House for further discussion and voting. Stay tuned for updates regarding its ultimate passage or rejection. A summary of the Bill is accessible here.