Michigan school aid fund

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is set to recess next week for the balance of 2015 with some big jobs left undone. Primarily, Governor Rick Snyder was hoping lawmakers would address what he says is the next stage of the Detroit turnaround -- and that is doing something to fix the city’s schools. Instead, the governor, Detroit’s parents, and school kids will have to wait until next year. 


MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Some out-state school officials would be OK with tapping the state’s School Aid Fund to help Detroit Public Schools pay down debt. That’s if they get some assurances. 

WMUK

(Lansing-MPRN) State lawmakers have approved diverting surplus school aid revenues to help close a $400 million dollar budget hole. The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. 

The state had withheld school aid payments. District still faces a $1-million budget deficit