House and Senate FY22 K-12 Budget Update

Posted by Sherisse Butler on 4/26/2021 1:30:00 PM

Alas! State Budget Season is steaming ahead. Last week both the Senate and the House introduced the FY22 budgets and the House introduced a FY21 School Aid Supplemental, which allocates federal stimulus funds. This is only the beginning of the budget process. Now that we have an Executive, House and Senate budget, the negotiations can begin. 

Want to know a cool fact about school funding? School districts and the State of Michigan have a different budget cycle. DPSCD's budget cycle begins on July 1, whereas the budget cycle for the State of Michigan is October 1. Timely adoption of a School Aid Budget is very important for school districts!

Let your representatives know that we need them to act quickly. 

Here are a few details about the budget: 

HB 4407 H-3 House FY22 Budget

  • Increases the foundation allowance by $50 - $100 per pupil using the 2x formula
  • Does not provide increases in at-risk funding; expands definition to include Pre-K
  • Increases School Mental Health funding by $4.3M
  • Eliminates $400K DAPCEP funding
  • Retains extended continuity of learning plan otions

 SB 83 (S-1) Senate FY22 Budget

  • Increases the foundation allowance by $125 - $250 per pupil using the 2x formula
  • Does not provide increases in at-risk funding
  • Increases School Mental Health funding by $20M; separately funds the UM Trails program

 HB 4421 House School Aid Supplemental

  • Fully appropriates remaining $4.1B of federal ESSR formula grant funds.
    • $840M ESSR-II (CRRSA)
    • $3.3B ESSR-III (ARP)
    • The funding is tie-barred to HB 4082, which modifies the executive’s transfer powers. The act would cap administrative transfers to $200K max

 

Stay tuned for the latest news in Lansing!