Gov., GOP Agree On Much Smaller School Cuts 5-19-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Gov., GOP Agree On Much Smaller School Cuts 5-19-2011

Leaders of the Republican-led Michigan Legislature and GOP Gov. Rick Snyder have announced a budget deal that would reduce proposed cuts to public schools by as much as two-thirds.
Snyder's original budget plan called for a cut of $300 per pupil for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
The deal announced Thursday would give districts back $100 per pupil to help pay employee retirement costs, plus another $100 per pupil if a district adopts what officials call "best financial practices."
Officials announced the agreement Thursday afternoon, saying some details remain to be completed. Lawmakers likely will vote on the tentative deal later this month.
School funding cuts may be the toughest pieces for lawmakers to approve. Earlier versions of school aid budget plans narrowly passed the Legislature.
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