1869 : Legislature Passes Free Statewide School Supported by Local Taxes and State Aid

April 3, 2023 all-day

On April 3, 1869, the Legislature established a free statewide school system supported by local taxes and state aid. Prior to the act, local governments had issued rate bills (tuition charges) to the parents of children who attended primary schools that had opened in most settled parts of the state.

Source: Mich-Again’s Day

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