An updated and expanded version of the School Aid budget passed the House today after House Democrats fought to see key changes made reflecting the priorities of everyday Michiganders, including an increase to special education funding and an increase in flexibility in the use of “at-risk” funds. In response, state Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township) issued the following statement:

“For far too long, we have been failing to adequately support our students. But after weeks of hard work and negotiation, we can all be proud of the bipartisan solution we have agreed upon today. While there is much work left to do, Eaton County schools will see a funding increase of about $4.5 million under this new plan, and I could not be more excited for them.”