School Aid

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Copies of the reports listed below may be obtained by contacting the office at 517.373.8080 or contacting Kathryn Bateson.

Questions on the following documents should be directed to Bethany Wicksall and Samuel Christensen Fiscal Analysts for the School Aid budget.


Key Documents and Links

ball Budget Briefing

ball Line Item Summary

ball Subcommittee Minutes

ball Subcommittee Testimony

ball School Aid Archives


Current Appropriation Bill Summaries


Special Reports


  • School A: Proposal A Overview [159K], March 2017. Prepared by Bethany Wicksall, Deputy Director. This powerpoint presentation gives detailed information on the School Aid: Proposal A.



  • Detroit Public Schools Budget Trends [187K], October 25, 2015 prepared by Bethany Wicksall, Associate Director. This memorandum provides a summary of Detroit Public Schools' (DPS) current fiscal situation, a summary of historical trends in the district's budget, as well as a brief history of the changes in the district's budget authority and governance.


  • Changes in K-12 Funding [98K], February 11, 2014. Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director and Bethany Wicksall, Associate Director. This memo gives detailed information on the Changes in K-12 Funding.



  • Personal Property Tax Elimination on School Funding [251K], September 22, 2011. Prepared by Bethany Wicksall, Senior Fiscal Analyst and Mark Wolf, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This memo gives detail on the Impact of Personal Property Tax Elimination on School Funding. (Revised)




Historical School Aid Documents

ball School Aid Archives