"Is it fair to say a student is worth more based on their zip code?" That's one question leaders from the Davenport School District will be asking the Iowa Legislature next month, as they propose ways to improve inequalities in state funding.
School Board President, Ralph Johanson, says each year, the Davenport School District is given $175 less per student than districts with the highest property taxes in the state. That's close to a $3 million difference.
Johanson says even if the state gave Davenport just $1 more per student each year, it would be a step in the right direction.