Michigan lawmakers planning to use School Aid Fund to process tax refunds leaving local districts short

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ACTION ALERT –
URGENT – Call lawmakers to stop $400M hit to school funding!

Dear Jeffrey,

As MEA reported last week, a new threat has come up in lame duck which could cost schools more than $400 million next year.

Being billed as a “technical fix” to how tax refunds are paid, this legislation (which has yet to be formally introduced) would use a back-door way to drain school dollars to help pay for tax refunds. Right now, if you get a tax refund, it is paid from General Fund dollars only — the School Aid Fund has been protected from being used for this purpose. This is a way to raid the SAF and take money from our kids without it being obvious. The per district cost would be $273 per student next year alone!

Pressure is mounting by legislative leaders on State Representatives to pass this in lame…

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