MLive.com: Lowest-funded school districts could see $120 per-pupil boost in early 2012-13 school aid budget
The lowest-funded school districts in Michigan may see an increase in per-pupil foundation allowances for 2012-13 — if the school aid budget approved by a six-person conference committee passes in the House and Senate, according to a report on MLive.com.
The budget is headed to the Michigan Legislature chambers where it is expected to be approved, MLive wrote.
The budget would call for school districts to receive a minimum of $6,966 per student in the fall. The bump in foundation allowance would affect Lincoln, Milan and Whitmore Lake public schools in Washtenaw County, all of which receive the current minimum of $6,846 per student.
For these Washtenaw County districts, the Republican-proposed foundation allowance would mean between $132,480 and $546,000 in additional dollars for next year, if student counts remain about the same.
Lincoln has grown to be the third-largest school district in Washtenaw County, behind Saline and Ann Arbor, based on 2011-12 student population numbers. However, it currently receives $327 less per pupil than Saline, and several districts with fewer students also receive more money than both Lincoln and Saline.
The $12.9 billion school aid budget passed by the conference committee Thursday is a $200 million increase from the year before, Mlive reports.
Read the full story here on MLive.com.