School is back Heres what to be excited about

first_img16Aug School is back! Here’s what to be excited about Summer is coming to a close and Northville and Plymouth-Canton schools are gearing up for the beginning of the new school year. Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher or community member, we all can share the same appreciation for the record education funding our schools across Michigan will receive.One of the most important things we can do as hard-working taxpayers is invest in our children’s education. They are our state’s future. Their success is our success. Laying a better foundation for them will lead to a better tomorrow for all Michiganders.Since having the honor of being your voice in Lansing, I have said what is on all of your minds loud and clear – prioritize taxpayer dollars in places where taxpayers want it. Taxes were never meant to be given to greedy bureaucrats and selfish special interest groups. They were meant to be spent back home in the community – benefiting people and not politics.The upcoming budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes crucial investments in areas that are most important to taxpayers without growing state government. I helped secure $14.8 billion in K-12 funding – an all-time state record – and the highest increase in per-student funding for our state’s schools in the last 15 years.To push for new solutions and improve safety in our schools and universities, I also helped approve $60 million to add remote locks to doors, reinforce entryways, enhance emergency planning and expand our highly successful OK2SAY confidential tip system.While those numbers sound impressive, they’re not what make this budget great. You see, it’s not about the numbers – it’s about the people. It’s about investing locally to ensure our area is an even better place to work, raise our families and receive an education.To the educators and schools in our area who supply our youth with the necessary learning tools to develop skills and conquer new challenges; on behalf of our communities, you have our thanks and unending support. To the students who put in the work and the parents who sacrifice much time and energy in their child’s education and school district, here’s to a great upcoming school year!State Rep. Jeff Noble is a first-term lawmaker representing the 20th House District. The 20th District includes the cities of Northville and Plymouth, Northville and Plymouth Townships, and a portion of Canton. Categories: Noble Newslast_img read more