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11 May 2010

Nobody Loses in School Funding Battle

It’s not often in politics that everybody comes out a winner. But once in a while, it happens. Such was the case in the fight over a freeze on Virginia’s Local Composite Index, which determines how much local taxpayers should contribute toward public education and how much should come from the state.

11 May 2010

Doing the Math on Richmond’s School Funding

Since early March, the Richmond School Board, along with Mayor Dwight Jones, has been negotiating a budget for the 2010-2011 school year. That budget proposal must now be presented to the City Council. At the council level, the fiscal plan will be modified to reflect recent actions that the General Assembly has taken on school finance.