How much does it cost to educate a student? Some educators say it’s time to revisit school funding

Michigan school districts tallied up how many students they had on Count Day, which was Oct. 4 this year.

At stake for the districts across the state – including 28 public school districts in Oakland County – is the money to educate the students they counted.

But 24 years after Michigan law changed to shift school funding away from property taxes to a system based on the number of students a district has, a coalition wants to take a look at school funding again, specifically how much it really costs to educate each child.

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