Public Education Finance Act

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Project Timeline

  • We estimate that this project will take more than one year from the time we announced the project in July of 2012 until it is vetted in the legislative process. Implementation could be phased in over the next four to five years beginning in October 2013.
  • Governor’s Education Message Released: April 27, 2011
  • Governor’s Office request to Oxford Foundation: May 15, 2012
  • Ordered legislative history of School Aid Act of 1979, as originally enacted, from Bentley Library: June 1, 2012
  • Governor’s Office advised project was ready to launch: June 20, 2012
  • Distribution/invite list of education organizations created: July 2, 2012
  • Distribution of memorandum to interested persons in the education community redrafting a “Michigan Education Finance Act of 2013” to replace the School Aid Act of 1979: July 9, 2012
  • Distribution list of legislative education staffers created: July 10, 2012
  • Preliminary Work Plan developed: July 12, 2012
  • Web site, Twitter and established for Project: July 2012
  • Peter Ruddell, Esq. retained as principal drafter: July 2012
  • Briefing to Capitol Press Corps: July 16, 2012
  • School Aid Act Rewrite public meeting: July 17, 2012
  • Initial meeting with Senator Howard Walker: July 17, 2012
  • Initial meeting with State Budget Office staff: July 18, 2012
  • Mary Kay Shields of Central Michigan University joins effort as a volunteer: July 29, 2012
  • Meetings with Superintendent Flanagan and MDOE: August 26, October 10, and October 31, 2012
  • Meetings with education organizations: August 2012-October 2012
  • Update Memorandum to Mr. Rustem made public: November 4, 2012
  • Posting of first report of the new Michigan Public Education Finance Act of 2013: November 19, 2012
  • Public Comment Period: November 19, 2012-December 14, 2012
  • Send revised Report of the Michigan Public Education Finance Act of 2013 to Gov. Rick Snyder for review: After January 2012
  • Gov. Snyder may use some or all of the report in his February budget message: February 2013
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