Richmond School Board supports school finance study

A recent report regarding per-pupil funding proved eye-opening for officials at Richmond Community Schools.

During his regular update on state legislation at the Richmond School Board’s Jan. 22 meeting, Superintendent Brian Walmsley informed members of the 400-plus-page report that has drawn national attention as the most comprehensive study of public schools to date.

Walmsley said the biggest news from a public school perspective is a bipartisan report that came out regarding school funding from the Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative. A committee comprising Republicans, Democrats, independents and business people sat down to talk about what it costs to educate a child.

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