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Michigan State School Funding will look more equal next year

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State funding for Michigan school districts will look a little more equal next year. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a new school budget bill Tuesday that eliminates longstanding funding gaps between districts.

Since 1994, the state has used a formula to decide the minimum each public-school district gets per student, and in the past, that formula created unequal funding between districts. The gap has been getting smaller.

But on Tuesday, the governor signed a school aid budget in which all schools will get the same minimum, $87 hundred dollars per student.

“We are eliminating the funding gap between schools without raising taxes. This was a promise from 1994 when we passed proposal A.”

The overall bill calls for more than 17 billion in spending.