Rep Hauck K12 students head back to school supported by record funding

first_img Categories: Hauck News,News 27Aug Rep. Hauck: K-12 students head back to school supported by record funding Many districts have received $360 per-student boost in past 2 yearsStudents in mid-Michigan return to K-12 classrooms this fall supported by record state funding, state Rep. Roger Hauck said today.“The resources are lined up to make our good schools even better and to help our struggling schools improve,” said Hauck, of Union Township in Isabella County. “More than a quarter of our total state government budget goes to K-12 schools, but this isn’t just about the money. We also are spending in smarter and more creative ways to help kids succeed – regardless of whether they plan to attend college or enter the workforce full-time after high school graduation.”Most school districts in the central Michigan region will receive the maximum per-student increase of $240 for the 2018-19 school year as efforts to close the funding gap between schools statewide continue. Every school district in Michigan will receive at least $7,871 per student in the state’s basic foundation allowance – a 3.1 percent boost from last school year, well above the inflation rate.For many area districts, the state’s basic foundation allowance has increased $360 per student – or nearly 5 percent — in the two years since Hauck began serving in the House of Representatives. Overall, including increased funding for students who are financially or academically at risk, Hauck has voted to add an estimated $11.8 million for the school districts he helps represent in Lansing.Michigan’s commitment to education goes well beyond the basic foundation allowance and the funding for at-risk programs. The state also is allocating $100 million for the Marshall Plan for Talent, designed to expand and improve skilled trade career opportunities for students. More money will go to early literacy and special education programs.School safety also is a high priority with $25 million set aside statewide for grants to improve building security, plus additional resources to expand the OK2SAY school safety tip reporting system.“Our schools and our kids are Michigan’s future – and there’s no question we’re committed to making that future a bright one,” Hauck said.###last_img

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