A Michigan Public School Amendment, Proposal A
was on the November 1980 ballot
as an initiated constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated.
- Yes: 746,027 (21.22%)
- No: 2,769,497 (78.78%)
Proposal A would have made local school boards responsible for school personnel and programs, reduce local property tax maximums for operational purposes, provide additional property tax relief for senior retirees, and require the state to raise revenues necessary for equal per pupil funding of public schools.