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Only A Small Increase In State School Aid

Michigan State Capitol Building
Michigan State Capitol Building

LANSING, MI (WKZO)--   The Michigan House and Senate have both passed their budget bills on education roughly following the Governor’s lead and approving a 2% increase in funding, with some of the details about how it is to be spent yet to be worked out.

Kalamazoo School Trustee Carol McGlinn says now is the time for parents to contact lawmakers and let them know what they think.  She says a 2% increase won’t even cover inflation. Supt. Michael Rice says all schools are suffering cuts at a time when we need more than ever to be competitive.

He says they can either give to the schools now or pay out much more in social services and prison costs later.