MARSHALL PLAN FOR TALENT S.B. 941:

SUMMARY OF INTRODUCED BILL

IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 941 (as introduced 4-12-18)

Sponsor: Senator Dave Hildenbrand

Committee: Appropriations

 

Date Completed: 5-15-18

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the State School Aid Act to enact a new Article V (Sections 297-297n), commonly referred to as the "Marshall Plan for Talent". The bill would appropriate $100.0 million in fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 from the Talent Investment Fund for the purpose of improving the State's talent pool. Funds appropriated in FY 2018-19 would be a work project appropriation, and any unspent funds would be carried into FY 2019-20, with the work project estimated to be completed by the end of FY 2022-23.

 

Table 1 below shows the spending proposed in the bill (which, as introduced, is the same as the Governor's recommendation for the Marshall Plan). Under the bill, a total of $100.0 million is proposed to be spent from the Talent Investment Fund (which Senate bill 942 would create).

 

In addition, the bill would create the Michigan's Future Talent Council within the Department of Talent and Economic Development (TED), for the purpose of identifying current and future workforce needs. Further, the bill would define terms used throughout Article V. Of note, "competency-based education" would be defined as "an approach to teaching and pupil learning where pupils are evaluated on individual competencies, and only when they master them, they move on to more advanced competencies".

 

(Unlike this bill, which would add a new article to the School Aid Act for the purpose of funding the Marshall Plan, the House of Representatives included the proposed spending in the budget for School Aid. House Bill 5579 (H-1) also would appropriate $100.0 million in Talent Investment Fund revenue, but would spend $75.0 million of that revenue for certain items in the Marshall Plan and $25.0 million for existing career and technical education funding.)

 

MCL 388.1602 et al.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would appropriate $100.0 million from the Talent Investment Fund for various purposes. Of the total, an estimated $52.9 million would be for payments to local units of government (districts, intermediate districts, and community colleges). The remainder would go to universities, State departments (including TED, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget), and other programs.

 

 

 

 

 


Table 1

Proposed Marshall Plan for Talent Spending

SB 941 Section Number

Purpose

Grantees

SB 941 Amount Proposed

297a

To create and expand competency-based programs that result in stackable credentials or skills.

      Talent consortium members*

$20,960,000

      MDE administration

940,000

297b

To fill gaps in curriculum, material, and instructional practices for high-demand competencies, and for MDE to provide technical assistance to districts to help integrate the Michigan Merit curriculum into competency-based programs.

      Talent consortium members*

4,000,000

      MDE for curriculum integration

2,000,000

      MDE administration

100,000

297c

To provide competitive grants to purchase equipment to increase skilled workers in emerging and high-demand fields.

      Districts and ISDs in a talent consortium

11,225,000

      TED administration

375,000

297d

To design and implement competency-based education pilot programs.

      Districts

2,500,000

      Statewide supports

450,000

      MDE administration

50,000

297e

To provide competitive grants for improving curriculum and instruction in high-demand fields and to increase the number of teachers in high-demand fields, and Marshall Plan evaluation.

      MSU, U of M, Wayne State

4,000,000

297f

To provide funds to support cybersecurity training and infrastructure programs.

      Competitions (districts)

620,000

      Training and Infrastructure

1,100,000

      Cyber Patriot

280,000

297g

To provide scholarships for low-income students for a degree or credential in a high-demand field, to provide funding to postsecondary institutions for coaches and mentors, to provide incentive grants to districts, and for Treasury administration.

      Students

20,000,000

      Postsecondary

2,440,000

      Districts

2,300,000

      Treasury admin

760,000

297h

To provide funding to districts to hire career navigators, and for MDE administration.

      Districts

10,000,000

      MDE administration

100,000

297i

To provide funding for MiBright Future, a web-based career preparation platform.

      MiBright Future

4,000,000

297j

To provide funding for an awareness campaign.

      Talent Attraction

3,400,000

      Going Pro

1,000,000

      Media Campaign

600,000

      Talent Council

500,000

297k

To provide competitive grants to assist teachers in earning endorsements in high-demand fields, and for MDE to develop a condensed teaching certificate.

      Districts

1,250,000

      MDE

250,000

297L

To provide funding to teachers who are part of the Innovative Educator Corps.

      Innovative Teachers

4,600,000

      MDE administration

200,000

 

 

Total

$100,000,000

*Districts, intermediate districts, community colleges, colleges, and universities that are members of, and apply on behalf of, a talent consortium.

 

Fiscal Analyst: Kathryn Summers

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.