Rep Sheppard joins Michigan House in approving record funding for K12 schools

first_img State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance joined his Michigan House colleagues in approving a state budget plan that includes $100 more per student for the state’s K-12 public schools.“We are proposing record amounts of money for our local schools, and it is the right place to invest taxpayer money,” Sheppard said after this week’s vote. “Our schools are Michigan’s future.”Highlights of the House budget plan include:Allocating the highest funding in state history for K-12 schools with a proposed $14.3 billion, while improving access to jobs of the future with a focus on career and technical education.Making life better in communities across Michigan by adding money for road repairs, public safety, parks and other programs to improve our daily lives through a 5 percent increase in revenue sharing for local governments.Increasing funding for public safety by adding 100 more Michigan State Police troopers.Making health care more effective and efficient, with an enhanced focus on improving mental health care.Paying down school retiree debt and adding to state government’s main savings account for tough times, pushing that emergency fund above $1 billion.The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.####The school budget is House Bill 4313.The state budget is House Bill 4323. Categories: News,Sheppard News 03May Rep. Sheppard joins Michigan House in approving record funding for K-12 schoolslast_img

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