Hearing kicks off school aid act rewrite project

Gov. Snyder wants an updated law

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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has turned the job of rewriting Michigan's 1979 school aid act over to the Oxford Foundation-Michigan.

The group held its first hearing Tuesday in Lansing.

Coordinator Richard McLellan says the Republican governor wants an updated law that reflects the Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace public school learning model he supports. The law is rewritten each year with the school aid budget.

McLellan says the effort won't affect school funding.

State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan told attendees the onslaught of technology and other great changes in society require "the reinvention of what we're doing."

A draft is expected in October and the final draft given to Snyder in late fall as he prepares his 2013 budget.

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