September 2, 2014

Capital Area Legislators Introduce School Funding Increase Proposal

Bill would increase the minimum per-pupil funding to $83

LANSING – State Representatives Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge), Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) introduced legislation today to raise minimum per-pupil funding from $50 to the original Executive Recommendation of $83. They were joined by Lansing School Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul and Okemos School Superintendent Dr. Catherine Ash.

“Many people see the $50 bump as an increase, but this number is misleading,” Singh said. “With the higher costs many schools are facing and rising inflation, only putting $50 per pupil into our classrooms can actually be a cut. Our legislation will make sure schools receive what they need to offer a world-class education for our kids.”

“I’ve worked in our public schools, and I’ve seen how even a small amount of increased funding can help students succeed,” Abed said. “Taking away money from the budget that is supposed to help our schools – schools that are already hurting from a lack of funding – can cause major problems for the future of our kids.”

“The Lansing School District and so many other districts across the state got short changed at the last minute,” Schor said. “The students deserve a quality education, and the $50 passed at the last minute in the budget just doesn’t cut it. Our students deserve better, and they should at least get the $83 increase that charter schools and cyber schools are getting.”

Cochran added, “An investment in education for our kids is an investment in Michigan’s future because an educated workforce is a strong workforce that will attract businesses, retain talent, and offer new opportunities to Michigan’s citizens.”


How can I help?

Please let me know how I can be of assistance to you so that together, we can continue to make progress in our community.

Office Address
N1090 House Office Building

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-0853
Fax: (517) 373-6589

Toll-Free
(855) 328-6671

Email
theresaabed@house.mi.gov

View District Map
June 25, 2014

Lansing-Area Dems Call on GOP to Come Back to Help Fix Roads

Local representatives demand action for Michiganders

June 5, 2014

House Dems Oppose Bill That Protects Deceptive Insurers

Republican legislation prioritizing corporations advances, 57-49

May 7, 2014

Rep. Abed Invites Residents to May Coffee Hours

Lawmaker encourages public to share ideas and concerns over coffee

May 1, 2014

House Democrats Unveil Bills to Reform Mich. Insurance Industry

Legislation increases consumer protection, affordability and transparency

 

Sign up for my E-newsletter Updates

 
 
Select Theresa Abed as your Representative

Welcome to my website!

I’m state Representative Theresa Abed, and I serve Michigan’s 71st House District.

Thank you for visiting my website. I’m truly honored to represent you and our community in Lansing. As your state representative, I’m here to fight for what’s important to you and your family. Please contact me if I can help you resolve any problems related to state government.

Sincerely,

Theresa Abed

State Representative Theresa Abed

71st House District

 
February 2014
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28  

 
Official PhotoPhoto GalleryVideo Gallery