ERIC Number: ED373387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-10
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance Reform: Analysis of the Ballot and Statutory Reform Proposals. Issue Paper.
Michigan State Legislature, Lansing, Senate Fiscal Agency.
On December 24, 1994, the Michigan State Legislature passed a comprehensive school finance reform package for the K-12 education system. This document analyzes the school finance reform package and presents a comprehensive review of the issues affected by the proposed reforms. The first section reviews the overall financial components of the package, which include tax reform issues, K-12 revenue, state budget impact, and the impact on the state budget for fiscal year 1993-94. The second section discusses statutory and constitutional changes that would occur under the ballot proposal (to be voted on in March 1994) and statutory proposal. The third section describes major changes to Public Act 336, the School Aid Act of 1993. Section 4 discusses changes in the School Code, which pertain to core curricula, pupil performance standards, endorsed diplomas, hours of pupil instruction, and school improvement plans. The reform package also provides for public school academics and school-security measures. Twelve tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Legislature, Lansing, Senate Fiscal Agency.