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2017-18 School Aid Budget

The budget process is underway for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year. As the budgets change, we will update this site with the most current information. Click on the title of the budget to learn more. Click here for a breakdown of how each proposal will impact your district.

Additionally, MASA has compiled a handout that summarizes the key funding areas found in each of the 2017-18 budget proposals.  Please feel free to share this document as you educate members of your community on the proposed changes to education funding.  The details of this handout can be found below:

Budget Comparison Highlights

  • Proposed Foundation Allowances – Sec. 20(1)
    • Governor: $50-$100 increase per pupil – 2x Formula
    • House: $100 increase per pupil – All Districts
    • Senate: $88-$176 increase per pupil – 2x Formula
  • High School Per Pupil Bonus – Sec. 22n
    • Governor: $22 million for higher instructional costs (equivalent of $50 per pupil increase for grades 9-12)
    • House: Language Not Included
    • Senate: Language Not Included
  • Shared Time Pupils – Sec. 23f
    • Governor: $60 million towards shared time agreements
    • House: Language Not Included
    • Senate: Language Not Included.  Current law in Sec. 22a with exception of a cap on maximum per pupil FTE of .75 in Sec. 6.
  • Cyber School Foundation Reduction – Sec. 20(6)
    • Governor: Establishes an 80% limit on Foundation Allowance for a school of excellence that is a cyber-school.
    • House: Language Not Included
    • Senate: In a different section (6(4)(II) proposed a 75% FTE cap on shared time pupils.
  • “At-Risk” Pupil Support – Sec. 31a
    • Governor: Increases funding by $150 million for a total of $539.7 million. Expands number of eligible students based on definitional changes and would include hold harmless districts. ($105 increase per pupil, serving 131,000 additional students)
    • House: Increases funding $129 million for a total of $518.8 million. Provides allocations to hold harmless and out-of-formula equal to 50% of amount calculated prior to any proration. Intent language added for 2018-19 allowing for funds to be used for out-of-district student transportation via voucher or passes.
    • Senate: Increases funding $100 million for a total of $490.2 million. Provides a per pupil hold harmless allocation to any district receiving less than $8,229 combined state and local funding for 2016-17 that allows the same per pupil allocation in 2017-18 for all “economically disadvantaged” students. Additionally, ALL districts would receive an equal allocation per economically disadvantaged student to a limit of $41 million statewide. Adds $5 million for English Language Learners.
  • ISD Operations Support – Sec. 81
    • Governor: Maintains funding at $67.1 million
    • House: Concurs with Governor
    • Senate: Concurs with Governor and increases funding by $1 million, which equates to a 1.5% increase.
  • Declining Enrollment Support – Sec. 29
    • Governor: $7 million for additional payments to districts for declining enrollment assistance for districts meeting specific criteria.
    • House: Language Not Included
    • Senate: Language Not Included
  • CTE Equipment Upgrade – Sec. 61c
    • Governor: $20 million for eligible districts and intermediate districts for the CTE Equipment and Innovation Competitive Grant Initiative funding restructuring to be a competitive grant program.
    • House: Concurs with Governor’s language and adds priority for leasing of equipment, but only allocates $10 million in funding.
    • Senate: Appropriates $7.5 million distributed to career education planning districts as current law; no competitive grant restructuring.
  • MPSERS Cost Offset – Sec. 147a
    • Governor: Maintains $100 million allocation for MPSERS participants. Adds an additional $48.9 million for districts AND intermediate districts for 2017-18.
    • House: Concurs with Governor
    • Senate: Maintains current funding at $2.5 million and adds $500,000 for nonpublic school participation in FIRST Robotics.
  • Educator Evaluations – Sec. 95a
    • Governor: $7 million appropriation for districts and ISDs
    • House: Language Not Included; repeals section.
    • Senate: Language Not Included; repeals section.
  • Legal Action Against State – Sec. 164g
    • Governor: Language Not Included
    • House: Adds language preventing the use of state funds for any expenses relating to legal action against the state.
    • Senate: Concurs with Governor
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Penalty – Sec. 164h
    • Governor: Language Not Included
    • House: Adds language of a 5% penalty for any collective bargaining agreement that meets certain criteria.
    • Senate: Concurs with Governor