State senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds

Published: May. 13, 2020 at 11:11 AM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

(5/13/2020) - A lawmaker is warning of a potential 25% cut in state funding for K-12 schools due to economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Republican Sen. Wayne Schmidt, who chairs the Senate’s education budget subcommittee, said Tuesday that 25% is “certainly the high end,” but schools should brace for the worst.

There's uncertainty over whether federal rescue aid can be used to help balance the budget and if Congress will include more funding in a future package.

About 40% of $14 billion in state revenues for the school aid fund comes from sales taxes.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

Latest News

Latest News