Birmingham city schools seemed to have stopped the bleeding. This new school year, the system lost approximately one hundred students. It had been thought the system would lose more than double that amount.
The system's state-appointed chief financial officer, Dr. Ed Richardson talked with focus@4s Pam Huff about the enrollment and the fact that Tuesday evening, the Birmingham board of education is expected to approve the 2013-2014 budget. That budget, if followed, will get the city school system on solid financial footing. Financial issues forced a state takeover of the system in June, 2012.
Watch the video to hear Dr. Richardson's entire interview.