Lawmakers set to vote on Michigan school aid plan

Michigan’s public schools would avoid further cuts in state aid and even get a small increase under a budget proposal coming to a vote in the state Legislature.
A conference committee of members from the Republican-led Senate and the Democratic-led House late Wednesday approved a proposal that calls for schools to get $11 more per student than they were expecting in the current budget year.
The small increase would carry into the state’s next fiscal year, which starts October 1.  The House and Senate are expected to vote on the proposed school budget Thursday.
The small increase wouldn’t do much to offset a state aid cut of about $165 per student that schools absorbed earlier this fiscal year.