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Few Kids In Class, But Federal Virus Relief Pushes Michigan School Funding To Record $16 Billion

Funding for public K-12 schools in Michigan topped $16.0 billion for the first time, largely due to an influx of federal COVID-19 money.

School funding rose $1.2 billion during the 2019-20 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, up 8% over the $14.8 billion the previous year, according to the Senate Fiscal Agency.

Federal funding increased by $1.2 billion for the most recent school year, rising from $1.7 billion to $2.9 billion.

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