HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION B

 

 

January 16, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Pagan, Gay-Dagnogo, Koleszar, Camilleri, Manoogian, Hoadley, Shannon, Garza, Brenda Carter, Kennedy, Cynthia Johnson, Chirkun, Cherry, Sowerby, Bolden, Pohutsky, Hood, Stone, Ellison, Anthony, Garrett, Yancey, Brixie, Sneller, Haadsma, Robinson, Wittenberg, Lasinski, Warren, Rabhi, Jones and Whitsett and referred to the Committee on Education.

 

     A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state

 

constitution of 1963, by amending section 2 of article VIII, to

 

prohibit public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis

 

or by a for-profit entity.

 

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

 

state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state

 

constitution of 1963, to prohibit public schools from being

 

operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity, is

 

proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

     Sec. 2. The legislature shall maintain and support a system of

 

free public elementary and secondary schools as defined by law.

 

Every school district shall provide for the education of its pupils

 


without discrimination as to religion, creed, race, color or

 

national origin. A public school shall not be operated on a for-

 

profit basis by its governing body. The governing body of a public

 

school shall not contract with any organization or entity to

 

provide comprehensive educational, administrative, management, or

 

instructional services or staff for the public school unless that

 

organization or entity is operated on a nonprofit basis.

 

     No public monies or property shall be appropriated or paid or

 

any public credit utilized, by the legislature or any other

 

political subdivision or agency of the state directly or indirectly

 

to aid or maintain any private, denominational or other nonpublic,

 

pre-elementary, elementary, or secondary school. No payment,

 

credit, tax benefit, exemption or deductions, tuition voucher,

 

subsidy, grant or loan of public monies or property shall be

 

provided, directly or indirectly, to support the attendance of any

 

student or the employment of any person at any such nonpublic

 

school or at any location or institution where instruction is

 

offered in whole or in part to such nonpublic school students. The

 

legislature may provide for the transportation of students to and

 

from any school.

 

     Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be

 

submitted to the people of the state at the next general election

 

in the manner provided by law.