For the second year in a row, we are increasing the per-pupil funding. This again will be the highest state per-pupil funding in Michigan history. Together, Governor Whitmer and our legislature are putting $610 million to increase base per-pupil funding from $8,700 to $9,150, a 5.2% increase that equates to $450 per student. We also appropriated $223 million to fully fund supports for economically disadvantaged students.
While we should have appropriated more, I’m proud that we are making this substantial investment. This funding will allow school districts to give our educators a permanent raise, and provide our schools the funding needed to educate our children