Mich. charter schools would get some millage money under Senate bill

Oct 14, 2017 by

The bill will allow charter schools to collect revenue from enhancement millages, which are in place in six counties in the state.

Charter schools in Michigan would be able to collect revenue from enhancement millages under legislation being considered in Lansing. These are regional millages levied by intermediate school districts that provide additional money for the local districts within those ISDs.

For instance, Wayne County voters in 2016 approved a 10-year enhancement millage that is raising $80 million annually — split among the county’s 33 districts. That money would have to be shared with more than 100 charter schools if the bill passes, though it’s unclear whether that would happen right away or when — and if — the millage is renewed.

The current law “creates an inequality for the students and families that attend” charters, Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, said during an Oct. 3 legislative hearing.

Source: Mich. charter schools would get some millage money under Senate bill

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