Volusia School Board chair leading statewide fight for fairer funding

Flagler County school board members must join Melody Johnson, Volusia County School Board Chairwoman in the fight for fair funding for Flagler students. The status quo is no longer acceptable. It’s time to act.

“The DCD(District Cost Differential)  has also hurt Flagler County, which ranks 65th among the 67 county districts in the amount of funds received per student.

Johnson believes it’s time to do more than just complain.

“If I keep sitting here being an armchair opinion maker, it doesn’t effect any change,” she said. “So that’s why I’m out there. That’s why I’m giving up what limited time I have in my life.”

“I’m starting to try to light the fire, fan the flames,” she said, noting that she aims to present to the 10 districts that are most negatively impacted by the formula — some likely via video.

Watch Melody Johnson speak about the issue – News-JournalOnline.com reports  Follow Melody Johnson on Twitter @melody4thekids