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Sen. Irwin Bill Would Stop Michigan from Taking Foster Kids’ Money 

Sen. Irwin Bill Would Stop Michigan from Taking Foster Kids’ Money 

SB 872 would end the practice of seizing children’s benefits    LANSING, Mich. (May 16, 2024) — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) has introduced legislation to end the state’s current practice of seizing foster children’s benefits to subsidize the state budget. Many...

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I'm happy to celebrate the re-naming of Southeast Park in #annarbor to Bicentennial Park and the rollout of park improvements supported by the State of #Michigan. ... See MoreSee Less

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That is awesome congratulations for that

In the recently-passed Michigan budget for K-12 schools, the legislature changed how much schools pay for past pension costs by reducing the percentage of their payroll that has to come back to the state for the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System. This affects each district a little differently depending largely on the percentage of their budget devoted to payroll.

The average per-pupil increase across all Michigan schools is $397.23 per-pupil.

Here are the specific numbers for the districts in the 15th Senate district:

Ann Arbor Public Schools: $8,575,372 or $508.53/pupil (4.79%)

Clinton Community Schools: $396,356 or $317.23/pupil (3.3%)

Lincoln Consolidated Schools: $1,318,091 or $382.06/pupil (3.98%)

Manchester Community Schools: $283,966 or $390.97/pupil (4.07%)

Milan Area Schools: $857,982 or $462.87/pupil (4.82%)

Saline Area Schools: $2,107,077 or $441.65/per pupil (4.6%)

South Lyon Community Schools: $3,350,044 or $401.61/pupil (4.18%)

Tecumseh Public Schools: $837,792 or $336.77/pupil (3.51%)

Van Buren Public Schools: $1,948,092 or $453.74/pupil (4.72%)

Ypsilanti Community Schools: $1,678,095 or $449.70 (4.68%)

Each of the privately-governed school districts or “charter” schools in Michigan will receive an additional $374.71/pupil (3.9%).

One additional point is that these increases only include how the changes to MPSERS affect the districts. This doesn't include the increases districts receive through other budget lines such as “at-risk” funding or funding for “career technical education,” etc.
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In the recently-passed Michigan budget for K-12 schools, the legislature changed how much schools pay for past pension costs by reducing the percentage of their payroll that has to come back to the state for the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System. This affects each district a little differently depending largely on the percentage of their budget devoted to payroll.

The average per-pupil increase across all Michigan schools is $397.23 per-pupil.

Here are the specific numbers for the districts in the 15th Senate district:

Ann Arbor Public Schools: $8,575,372 or $508.53/pupil (4.79%)

Clinton Community Schools: $396,356 or $317.23/pupil (3.3%)

Lincoln Consolidated Schools: $1,318,091 or $382.06/pupil (3.98%)

Manchester Community Schools: $283,966 or $390.97/pupil (4.07%)

Milan Area Schools: $857,982 or $462.87/pupil (4.82%)

Saline Area Schools: $2,107,077 or $441.65/per pupil (4.6%)

South Lyon Community Schools: $3,350,044 or $401.61/pupil (4.18%)

Tecumseh Public Schools: $837,792 or $336.77/pupil (3.51%)

Van Buren Public Schools: $1,948,092 or $453.74/pupil (4.72%)

Ypsilanti Community Schools: $1,678,095 or $449.70 (4.68%)

Each of the privately-governed school districts or “charter” schools in Michigan will receive an additional $374.71/pupil (3.9%).

One additional point is that these increases only include how the changes to MPSERS affect the districts. This doesnt include the increases districts receive through other budget lines such as “at-risk” funding or funding for “career technical education,” etc.

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I can't wait until so many incumbents are replaced in November. It is going to be HILARIOUS when Biden loses BOTH the Electoral Vote AND the National Popular Vote. I bet that will bother Stephanie "Communist Change" Chang and Jeff Irwin quite a bit - because of the belief that their bill to make it so the winner of the National Popular Vote would eternally devote Michigan's Electoral Votes to the Democrat candidate for President. When Donald J. Trump wins the National Popular Vote, I bet you won't see all those Democrats and RINOs in the Michigan House and Senate support that bill to make it so the winner of the Michigan Election is ignored in order to give Michigan's Electoral Votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote.

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