Mich. Bills Would Allow Districts to Spend on Technology, Transportation

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two new bills introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives would lessen restrictions on how school districts are allowed to spend sinking fund money.


House Bills 4483 and 4515 are in addition to legislation introduced by Zemke in March (HB 4368) that would allow sinking fund expenditures to include security equipment and other school safety measures.


"These bills expand local control by giving school districts, and the people who live in them, more of a say in funding decisions," Zemke said. "Rather than simply accepting the decisions made for them in Lansing, community leaders can have another tool at their disposal to improve schools and give kids a brighter future."

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