Money is not the answer….
The city of Flint has more than twice the percentage of people living in poverty as the state average. And Flint Community Schools has been running a deficit since 2010-11.
But poor cities such as Flint don’t necessarily translate into poorly funded school districts. Flint schools isn’t losing money because of a revenue problem.
According to the Michigan Department of Education, Flint received a total of $13,127 in total per-pupil revenue in its general fund (local, state and federal dollars) in 2013-14, making it the highest-funded district in Genesee County.