Students in classroom

State legislators passed a bipartisan education budget last week and it means more money coming to the Huron Valley School district.

The district will get $450 per pupil increase in the foundation allowance which gives the district a total of $9,150 for each student. Huron Valley Superintendent Dr. Paul Salah said the district is thankful for the tremendous support to get this passed.

“Advocacy is key. We are so grateful to parents who reached out to us, and thankful for them to emailing legislators and the governor", said Salah. "This tremendous budget will allow us to do things immediately and look at the longer-term to attract and retain staff.”

Other funding included;

  • $1,789,345 in increased funding for special education
  • $677,249 in grant funds to be used for at-risk students
  • $833,000 in a new mental health grant
  • $833,000 in a new school safety grant
  • $45,159 increase for career and technical education

There is also a $350,000  mental health grant from Oakland County that will help the district add additional full time staff at each elementary school and add behavior interventionists and specialists.