The Michigan School Aid Fund Amendment
did not make the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot in Michigan
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would have restricted the use of the state School Aid Fund to public K-12 schools only.
The proposal, supported by a group of Democractic lawmakers, was developed to prevent proposals like Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to use School Aid Funds for community college and public university 2012 budgets.
The School Aid Fund was established in 1963 following a constitutional amendment. According to reports, the funds were to have been used for "school districts, higher education and school employees' retirement systems."
- See also: Polls, 2012 ballot measures
- A EPIC-MRA poll conducted April 27-May 3 found that the proposed measure was supported by 61 percent, while 30 percent were opposed and 9 percent were undecided. The poll surveyed 600 likely voters and had a margin or error of +/- 4 percentage points.
Position is ahead and at or over 50% Position is ahead or tied, but under 50%
| Date of Poll
|| In favor
|| Number polled
|April 27-May 3
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution
To place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the House and the Senate.