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Whitmer Would Pay Schools More To Educate Fewer Students

State residents already pay state taxes to support Michigan public school operational costs, with much of the money distributed to districts on a per-pupil basis. This means that if a district enrolls more students it gets more state money.

But the state may soon be giving school districts more money for enrolling fewer students, not more.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proposed allocating $350 million in federal stimulus funds over the next two years to school districts where student enrollment numbers are in decline.

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