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Summary of 2017 Act 59 (2017-19 budget) Provisions Affecting K-12 Education

Friday, October 6, 2017

Dear District Administrators,

As you know, the Governor signed the 2017-19 state biennial budget, enacted as 2017 Act 59, on September 21, 2017. The Department has assembled a plain language summary of the provisions in Act 59 that impact K-12 education. This summary includes all stages of the budget development process, from the Department’s request in November 2016, the Governor’s budget proposal released in February 2017, through the actions of the Legislature over this past summer, and reflecting the Governor’s vetoes.

Link to the Department’s full summary:

This document, along with other budget related documents, can be found on the Department’s webpage for the 2017-19 biennial budget, at:

Please note that I will be distributing an informational memo soon that will highlight the provisions included in Act 59 that are most relevant to you as a public school district administrator.