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Michigan Public Education Finance Project Timeline

We estimate that this project will take more than one year from the time we announced the project in July of 2012 until it is vetted in the legislative process. Implementation could be phased in over the next four to five years beginning in October 2013.

Governor’s Education Message Released: April 27, 2011

Governor’s Office request to Oxford Foundation: May 15, 2012

Ordered legislative history of School Aid Act of 1979, as originally enacted, from Bentley Library: June 1, 2012

Governor’s Office advised project was ready to launch: June 20, 2012

Distribution/invite list of education organizations created: July 2, 2012

Distribution of memorandum to interested persons in the education community redrafting a “Michigan Education Finance Act of 2013” to replace the School Aid Act of 1979: July 9, 2012

Distribution list of legislative education staffers created: July 10, 2012

Preliminary Work Plan developed: July 12, 2012

Web site, Twitter and established for Project: July 2012

Peter Ruddell, Esq. retained as principal drafter: July 2012

Briefing to Capitol Press Corps: July 16, 2012

School Aid Act Rewrite public meeting: July 17, 2012

Initial meeting with Senator Howard Walker: July 17, 2012

Initial meeting with State Budget Office staff: July 18, 2012

Mary Kay Shields of Central Michigan University joins effort as a volunteer: July 29, 2012

Meetings with Superintendent Flanagan and MDOE: August 26, October 10, and October 31, 2012

Meetings with education organizations: August 2012-October 2012

Update Memorandum to Mr. Rustem made public: November 4, 2012

Posting of first draft of the new Michigan Public Education Finance Act of 2013: November 19, 2012

Public Comment Period: November 19, 2012-December 14, 2012

Send revised Draft of the Michigan Public Education Finance Act of 2013 to Gov. Rick Snyder for review: Before Christmas 2012

Gov. Snyder may use some or all of the draft in his February budget message: February 2013

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