Rep. Kelly: Record funding for Michigan schools continues to advance

State Rep. Tim Kelly today announced the Michigan House Appropriations Committee approved increasing K-12 school funding by $120 to $240 per student for next academic year. The per-student increase – the largest for a single year in 15 years – is part of an overall House plan boosting state record-high funding for K-12 education. Early…

Rep. Kelly approves record funding in School Aid budget

Subcommittee approves $14.8 billion for state’s students State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, today voted to increase funding by $120 to $240 per student as part of the School Aid budget. The $312 million increase means local districts will receive from $7,871 to $8,409 for each student during…

Kelly, education panel approves new teacher prep legislation

The House Education Reform Committee, chaired by state Rep. Tim Kelly, today approved a landmark plan to better prepare new teachers for Michigan classrooms. The legislative package includes two bills sponsored by Kelly. “When we’re not putting new teachers in a position to succeed, we’re also shortchanging the students in that classroom – that’s what…

Panel approves A-F grading system for Michigan’s schools

Rep. Kelly legislation provides clear measurement for student success The House Education Reform Committee today approved state Rep. Tim Kelly’s legislation to develop an A-F school grading system, providing students, their families and area  residents with an easy-to-understand method of measuring a district’s education-based achievements. Kelly’s bill would create an Education Accountability Policy Commission to…

Rep. Kelly votes for more money toward Saginaw County road repairs

Budget change gets money to local, county roads this year Saginaw County drivers will benefit from legislation approved today by Rep. Tim Kelly and the state House of Representatives, directly allocating from $175 million in additional funds for Michigan road construction as early this summer. This increases 2018 road funding investment to approximately $760 million….

Rep. Kelly approves bills expanding educational choice

State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Education Reform Committee, today voted in his committee for a legislation to expand the Michigan Educational Savings Program to K-12 students. “This program is needed to help address growing costs of education, especially with added specialized instruction and extra-curricular programs,” said Kelly, of Saginaw Township. “This has…

Rep. Kelly votes to approve tax relief for car buyers

State Rep. Tim Kelly today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan citizens buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means money will go back to for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing-in planned sales and use tax…

Rep. Kelly votes to allow buildings be sold for their educational purpose

State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Education Reform Committee, today voted for legislation to allow the sale of unused school buildings when the intended use is for educational purposes. Currently, the Detroit Public School Community District has refused to allow the Detroit Prep Charter Academy from buying an unused school building in Detroit…

Rep. Kelly highlights success for region in 2017

State Rep. Tim Kelly is pleased with the state’s legislative accomplishments in 2017, describing the past 12 months as crucial to “Michigan’s foundation for years to come.” Kelly, of Saginaw Township, chaired the House Policy Development Committee, which developed the 2017-18 Action Plan as a guideline for key state House goals. “The Action Plan focused…

Rep. Kelly announces three area recreational grant recommendations

State Rep. Tim Kelly today said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has recommended funding for three Saginaw County park projects. Kelly, of Saginaw Township, said the proposed grants totaling $881,200 will pay for two trail improvements and one land acquisition. Funding is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is…

Rep. Kelly to honor Detroit students for college readiness success

State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Education Reform Committee, will join other officials on Wednesday in honoring students from Cass Technical and Renaissance high schools for their efforts during math, science and English advanced placement exams in 2017. A total of 75 students earned qualifying scores during the schools’ first year of the…

Rep. Kelly resolution to dissolve state school board approved by House committee

The House Education Reform Committee agreed with its chair, state Rep. Tim Kelly, today by approving his resolution calling for the dissolution of the state Board of Education. “Our children have fallen further and further behind in education, so it’s time to say enough is enough,” said Kelly, of Saginaw Township. “There’s a lack of…