More Money for Michigan Schools

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Most of the school districts in Michigan
soon could be getting more money from the state.

The House voted 79-23 Thursday to approve a bill that would give 16
million dollars from this year's School Aid Fund to the state's
lowest-funded school districts.

The legislation would provide up to 18 dollars more per student
to 672 districts that now receive less than 72-hundred dollars per

The House also signed off on a bill that would provide 18
million dollars for increased math funding to middle schools. The
bills now go to the Senate.

Districts, however, would not find out whether they will receive
the additional funding until January.

They have to wait until after state officials close the books on
the budget for the fiscal year that ended in September and
economists lay out their projections for new revenues.