LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan’s newly passed education budget includes free breakfast and lunch to Michigan’s 1.4 million public school students throughout the 2024-2025 school year.

The FY25 budget allocates funding so that free school breakfasts and lunches throughout the school year will continue to be available to students next year. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office said Michigan schools served 76.3 million breakfasts and 135.6 million lunches to students throughout the 2023-2024 school year.

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Speaking of education, the new school aid budget also includes the “Michigan Guarantee” which uses taxpayer money to fund high school graduates and the earning of an associate degree or skills certificate. These degrees can be earned at an in-district community college.