State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, voted to increase the state’s allocation for each individual K-12 student by $100 as part of a $14.3 billion education budget.
“I know firsthand how this budget will help students throughout northeast Michigan,” said Allor, a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee on School Aid. “Our state’s continued recovery and success is dependent on every one of our students getting the best possible education. I look forward to seeing how this helps our classrooms and programs move all of Michigan’s students forward.”
Among the key items in the approved education budget:
- Increases K-12 education funding to the highest ever in state history.
- Adds $100 more funding for each and every Michigan student, which adds up to $143 million more in Michigan’s classrooms.
- Increases funding for career and technical education programs to $37.6 million, while also expanding grants for public-private partnership in CTE programs.
- Prioritizes early childhood literacy with $25.4 million dedicated to added instruction time, increased work with literacy coaches and in-classroom screenings to help K-3 students.
- Helps “at-risk students” with more funding for free or discounted lunches and added instruction time.
“When considering this budget, it came down to not only looking at more funding, but allocating funds in a manner that promotes results which will directly help both our students and our local school districts,” Allor said. “That’s what I focused on when considering and voting for this budget.”
The budget will now make its way to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration.