Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 20 percent funding cut for cyber charter schools – as well as additional $50 per pupil for high school students – were not included in budget recommendations unveiled this week by subcommittees in the Michigan Legislature.
The proposed budgets, approved by appropriations subcommittees in the state House and Senate, make slight tweaks to Snyder’s recommendations in some areas but deviate significantly in other parts of the budget.
The budgets are far from final at this point. They now move to the full appropriations committees in both chambers – where more debate is likely – before going to the House and Senate floor for final approval.
Here’s a look at how the budgets are shaping up thus far: