A Republican-controlled state House panel is expected this week to announce its changes to Gov. Granholm's spending plan for public schools in the upcoming fiscal year.
The House Appropriations K-12 Subcommittee's proposal is expected to vote on the school aid budget Tuesday in Lansing.
Representative John Moolenaar is a Midland Republican who is the chairman of the subcommittee.
He expects the subcommittee to agree with Granholm's plan to give every school district at least $6,700 per student for the upcoming school year.
However, Moolenaar said some subcommittee members had a number of concerns with Granholm's proposal for the overall $12 billion school aid budget.
He says the subcommittee may increase the flexibility of funding for at-risk students so schools can use the dollars to offset cuts in Granholm's spending plan.
The committee also may change:
- Granholm's proposal to replace nearly $200 million from the general fund for the school aid budget with money from a revenue sharing reserve account.
- The governor's plan to save $40 million by changing the formula schools use to calculate their enrollment.