Education Legislation

SEE Leads on School Levy Property Tax Bill

In the 2022 legislative session, education advocates can rally around the comprehensive SEE school levy tax relief and reform bill to eliminate the glaring inequities in educational opportunities based merely on a student’s zipcode.

The bill will:

  • Make education-related levies fairer by providing property tax relief for taxpayers in low-property wealth districts to reduce the cost of school levies.
  • Stabilize classroom funding by indexing the basic formula funding to inflation, allowing school boards to renew existing referendum, and provide resources for districts denied adequate federal Covid relief aid.
  • Even out long-term maintenance funding so all districts can maintain their school buildings without shifting funds from students’ educational opportunities.

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The formal introduction of the bill happens in late January when the 2022 Legislative Session begins. A bill draft should be available in advance of the session to help SEE members and other advocates make a case for this critical legislation.

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Legislative Committee Meetings

The 2022 Legislative Session begins on January 31, 2022.

Details on Key Legislation

The final 2021 E-12 education finance and policy bill
The final education omnibus bill is signed into law. Most of the new funding went to basic formula increases of 2.45% next year and 2.0% the year after. Detailed information on the bill is below.
New Revenue for Each School District
The coveted data run shows the per-pupil revenue each district will receive over the next two years.
SEE Education Side-by-Side Comparison Summary
Find more details on the bill and compares it to the House and Senate.
New State Spending Items
See how the $554 million in new funding for education is spent.
Bill Summary
House Research summarizes the bill in more detail.