Last month, a reporter from “School News Network” sat down with FHPS superintendent, Dan Behm, to learn more about school finance and how school financing has not kept up with inflation. While Forest Hills is considered one of the more affluent school districts in West Michigan, Behm said they still feel the budget pinch of a lower per-pupil allowance than the district received a decade ago. To learn more about school funding and the challenges faced by the district, read the story online with School News Network. There is also another in-depth article by “School News Network” about how inadequate funding – even in affluent districts – still short-changes students. In addition, the district released a series of videos last year explaining more about FHPS revenue, expenditures, and how to make sense of the FHPS budget. The videos are also available here.
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