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Lansing school board considers outsourced financial services

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Data management processes linked to a US school board's financial services may be outsourced under new proposals.

The Lansing school board, Michigan is considering alternatives to existing financial and academic service arrangements, following a $7.9 million budget error, reports the Lansing State Journal.

A decision was taken by the board to seek alternatives rather than filling vacant positions, with accountancy firm Plante & Moran one of the front-runners for taking over this aspect of the district's functions.

Speaking to the newspaper, board member Guillermo Lopez underlined that the solution is not being considered for the long-term. "It's a stopgap and then we're going to have to do the same thing again."

This is not the first time this week when data quality has proved a controversial sticking point in relation to the education sector.

Founder of the College Summit, JB Schramm, explained that improvements need to be made to college data to better prepare high school students for the transition to college.

Posted by Rachel Wheeler