House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid Chair Tim Kelly says Michigan’s public schools will resume classes in a few weeks with record funding and new dollars for early literacy programs and at-risk students.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House School Aid Appropriations Subcommittee, says the coming school year will see enhanced safety at K-12 schools and college campuses, including provisions to raise standards for handling sexual assault complaints at universities and dramatically increased expansion of the state’s OK2SAY school safety program.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, says the 2018,-2019 fiscal year spending plan for Michigan’s public schools has record funding of almost $15 billion, with a focus on early literacy and career technical education. The House gave final approval to the budget on Tuesday.
House Education Committee Chair Tim Kelly talks about the passing Monday of state Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, says the spending plan approved by the House Tuesday afternoon will provide record funding for Michigan’s K-12 schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on House passage of legislation on regional education millages for public school academies
House Education Committee Chair Rep. Tim Kelly speaks to reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon after House passage of SB 574, which allows public school academies in Michigan access to future or renewed regional education millages approved by voters. Rep. Kelly says the issue is one of equity and fairness, arguing students at public…
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations School Aid Subcommittee, talks about how the 2018 public school budget for Michigan includes an additional $120 million for at-risk students, with an expanded definition, while funding schools at their highest level ever.
House Education Reform Committee Chair Tim Kelly talks about the testimony he is hearing in his Committee on Wednesday on HB 4647, the plan to reform the teacher retirement system for new hires, saying the issue has been discussed for years and that the bill is a great benefit for teachers.