Like you, we were extremely troubled with the recent release of The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) Study documenting Michigan’s 9% reduction in K-12 spending since 2008. It comes as no surprise that our state has seen an increasing number of deficit districts from every corner of the state and schools are now being forced to shut down because of insurmountable debt.
One critical part of correcting this underfunding is contained in Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) AA, introduced by Senator Bruce Caswell (R-Hillsdale). SJR AA would constitutionally protect the School Aid Fund for K-12 schools only. For the current year alone, at least $400 million was siphoned from the School Aid Fund to pay for non-K-12 purposes, and we all know that money is desperately needed for our local classrooms. While we applaud Senator Caswell for leading on this issue, we need your help in building critical support for it in the Senate.
Please go to millionmichiganvoices.com, and click on ACTION ALERT now to demand your Senator stand up for school funding by supporting SJR AA.