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Governor Rick Snyder Signs Education Budget In Ypsilanti

Jun 28, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder signed the 2019 K-12 education budget Thursday afternoon at Ypsilanti Community High School.

It's a $16.9 billion package that includes a per pupil allowance increase that ranges between $120 and $240.  The governor said funds were also allocated to improve school safety.

"As roughly in the range of $55-$60 million.  There is $25 million in grants that would involve school safety equipment.  Doing better security measures in a school," said Snyder.

The governor visited Ypsilanti Community High School to meet with the school's robotics team after they were featured on the HBO show Real Sports.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu