first_img State Representative Chris Afendoulis today announced that he will support Senate Bill 574 after the adoption of an important amendment to the legislation, which today passed the House Education Reform Committee.The committee, under the leadership of Chairman Tim Kelly, today adopted and passed a new version of Senate Bill 574 which includes an amendment to protect existing enhancement millages, such as the millage which was passed in the Kent Intermediate School District earlier this year.Senate Bill 574, which passed the Michigan Senate earlier this month, amends the Revised School Code to allow the payment of regional enhancement property tax revenue to public school academies (often referred to as charter academies or public charter schools).Rep. Afendoulis worked with Rep. Kelly to amend the bill in order to protect existing millages. “I am pleased that the Education Reform Committee has adopted these changes,” Afendoulis said. “It is important to me that we protect existing funding levels for public schools in Kent County. I wanted to make sure that we were not changing the rules in the middle of the game. This substitute ensures it.”Kent Intermediate School District is one of six intermediate school districts statewide which have passed enhancement millages. All six existing millages will be protected should this bill become law. 02Nov Rep. Afendoulis works to adopt important amendment to improve enhancement millage legislation Categories: Afendoulis Newslast_img

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