Lawmakers are voting on public education spending 

Charter school students are in the line of fire
2018 School-Aid Budget
Michigan

THE BREAKDOWN

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WHAT IS THE MICHIGAN SCHOOL-AID BUDGET? 

The Michigan School-Aid Budget allocates funding for public education bodies, including traditional public and charter schools. While both entities provide 100% free and public education options to families across the state, charters schools and traditional public schools are NOT funded equally.

WHAT ARE THE FACTS? 

  • On average, Michigan charter schools receive about $2,782 or 20% LESS per pupil than traditional public schools. 
  • The average charter school is 32% more cost effective than the average traditional public school located in the same city. 
  • The average charter school generates an average 36% higher return on investment per every dollar it spends than traditional public schools.

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED NOW

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GET THE FACTS

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PERFORMANCE
Many charter schools score higher on state-wide performance measures than state and demographic averages.
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OPPORTUNITIES
Charter schools offer advanced academic, athletic, arts, and other special education program opportunities for students.
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FACILITIES
Many charter schools have the same facilities costs as traditional public schools, including transportation, athletic facilities, and arts equipment.

2018-19 School-Aid Budget Schedule

Feb.07
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2018-19 Michigan State Budget Presentation
At this time, Governor Rick Snyder introduces the initial 2018 State Budget. The State Budget Director will then provide a broad overview in the various budget categories, such as education.
Feb.20
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K12 School-Aid Subcommittee Hearings begin
The K12 School-Aid Subcommittee will commence hearings, during which the Chair of the subcommittee discusses topics that impact various education topics as they consider funding. These hearings will run through March 14, 2018.
Mar.15
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The Michigan House and Senate pass the First Budgets
The Michigan House and Senate will pass their First Budgets, which include their priorities, respectively, for school aid funding.
May.01
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Estimating Revenue Conference
During the Estimating Revenue Conference, lawmakers create budget targets which are reviewed by conference committees on the school-aid budget.
May.31
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Conference Committees finalize budget details
Budget details are worked out in school aid conference committees for the final budget process.
JUN.01
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Final passage of conference reports
Taking the details established in the school-aid committees at the Estimating Revenue Conference, the final budget reports are passed by the House and the Senate.
JUN.15
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The Governor signs the final 2018 State Budget
Governor Rick Snyder signs the 2018 State Budget into effect.

 2018 Charters Make a Difference Initiative

Join MAPSA as we host charter school advocates to attend all House and Senate K12 School Aid Subcommittee Hearings in Lansing during the Michigan legislative budget process. Show support for charter school students as funding decisionsare made.

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The Venue

The Capitol Building

Lansing, Michigan

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