Public Education Finance Act

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Project Process

  • Establish an understanding of the constitutional requirements and limits for public education funding.
  • Deconstruct the School Aid Act to better understand the underlying paradigm used for school financing.
  • Strip content of present School Aid Act to its essentials and identify policy decisions incorporated in the Act.
    • Prepare pro forma version of existing Act stripped of all outdated and superfluous language.
    • Identify language that should be retained in law but incorporated in School Code.
  • Prepare outline of change from a district centered to a student centered financing model.Draft a Michigan Education Finance Act of 2013 to replace the School Aid Act.
    • Create chart comparing new and old approaches.
    • Develop new controls based on performance to replace seat time method.