LANSING, Michigan – Gov. Rick Snyder this afternoon signed into law legislation that will allow charter schools to share in any future regional enhancement millages in Michigan. Senate Bill 574 became Public Act 23 of 2018 with the governor’s signature.
Below is a statement on the governor signing the bill into law that can be attributed to Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), the state charter school association.
“Michigan charter school students have long been at a disadvantage when it comes to being treated equally, so this is a huge step in the right direction,” Quisenberry said. “MAPSA and our schools fought very hard for this legislation on behalf of Michigan’s charter school students, so we’re gratified to see that Gov. Snyder and the Legislature have taken this step. Charter school students are public school students in every way, and they deserve to be treated equally by the state. It’s gratifying to see that Gov. Snyder and the Legislature agree.”