State budget panel OKs $60-120 boost in per-pupil aid

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan schools would receive an additional $60 to $120 in per-student state funding under an education budget advancing in the Legislature.
Lower-funded districts would get a bigger boost and better-funded districts a smaller increase.
A legislative conference committee approved the plan Thursday after working out differences between the House and Senate.
The school aid budget would be $14.3 billion, about 1 percent more than in the current fiscal year. There would be a sizable increase in funding for schools with at-risk students per Gov. Rick Snyder's request.
Changes could be made since Snyder is involved in the budget again after Republican legislative leaders excluded him due to a dispute over teacher pensions.



 
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