Governor Signs Education Budget

Jul 21, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

On Thursday, Governor Whitmer signed the education budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget makes several large investments in education, including the highest per-pupil funding and providing free breakfast and lunch for all public school students.

Higher Education & Workforce Development:

    • A 5% increase for university and community college operations.
    • $112 million to improve existing facilities, infrastructure, technology, and campus security.
    • $50 million in additional funding for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.
    • $10 million for incident mapping to help with campus safety.
    • $10 million to support adult postsecondary completions.

K-12 Schools:

    • $450 million deposit into a new rainy day fund for schools.
    • $328 million for mental health and school safety.
    • $254.6 million to expand free pre-K.
    • $125 million for matching grants for schools to change their buses to electric vehicles.
    • $25 million to new math intervention programs.

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