Missouri Education Funding

Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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South county legislators’ views on education span all sides of spectrum

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the topics that Missouri legislators focused on in this week’s special session is education. Gov. Mike Parson called legislators back to expand access to STEM education, or education that focuses more

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Lindbergh weighs a challenge in offering free full-day kindergarten

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools has racked up top statewide rankings over the last decade, but now it has another, less positive one: It is the last district in the state that doesn’t offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten. That’s not because the district doesn’t want to offer a full-day program, however, Superintendent Jim

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Senate budget proposal gives less to K-12 education to meet other needs

By Tyler Wornell and Grigor Atanesian Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Deliberating and shifting money around for five hours, the Senate Appropriations Committee finalized the details of its version of the 2019 budget last week, reducing a proposed funding increase for K-12 education and delaying pay raises for state employees. The committee searched every nook

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Mehlville summer school program reaping rewards for school district

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is set to make money off summer school for the second year in a row as changes spearheaded by Superintendent Chris Gaines continue to reap rewards. Although administrators have not yet done a full analysis, Gaines believes attendance in the Summer Acceleration program increased 50

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