The Michigan School Aid Fund Amendment
may be on the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot in Michigan
as an legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would restrict 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 are to be 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 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Detroit Free Press,"Democrats push for amendment to protect K-12 funding," March 29, 2011
- ↑ Battle Creek Enquirer,"Poll: Michigan voters say they want to fund schools - but oppose tax increases," May 12, 2011
- ↑ EPIC-MRA,"April/May 2011 poll," retrieved May 17, 2011