Michigan School Aid Fund for Special Education and Kindergarten Amendment (2014)

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The Michigan School Aid Fund for Special Education and Kindergarten Amendment was not on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Michigan as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have allocated the state's school aid fund to school districts, general and special education and public prekindergarten in lieu of higher education and employee retirement systems.[1]

The proposed amendment was introduced into the Michigan Legislature as Senate Joint Resolution H.

Background

Four competing amendments were introduced into the Michigan Legislature related to amending Section 11 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution. All four dealt with how to allocate the state's school aid fund. The following outlines how the different amendments would have allocated the fund:

SJR H: Allocates the state's school aid fund to school districts, general and special education and public prekindergarten.
SJR U: Allocates the state's school aid fund to school districts.
SJR AA: Allocates the state's school aid fund to school districts and school employees' retirement systems.
SJR DD: Allocates the state's school aid fund to school districts, school employees' retirement systems and public community colleges.

Support

Supporters

The following officials sponsored the amendment in the legislature:[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution

In order for the state legislature to place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan State Senate.

See also

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