Education funding levels decided by Legislature; waiting for Gov.’s signature

Funding for all levels of education was decided by the Legislature this week when HB 5314 passed the Senate. Funding levels are set for K-12, community colleges and universities.  The legislation is now on its way to Gov. Snyder for his signature.

All school districts will get a base increase of $50 for each student, which is less than the $83 to $111 per pupil increase Gov. Snyder proposed in February.Lower-funded districts can get up to $125 more for each student.

Community colleges will receive a 3 percent increase while universities will get an increase of 5.9 percent.