Vol. 44, No. 32

CONTACT:  JIM MORRIS
Director, Public Information
573-751-3469

April 13, 2010

Department of Education Endorses Governor's Action on School Funding

Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro said that she endorses today’s action by Gov. Jay Nixon concerning supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year and the payment of state aid to public schools.

“School districts were in need of clarity about what to expect in terms of state funding for the balance of this school year.  The governor’s action today provides that clarity and will permit a proportional distribution of Foundation Formula aid to all districts in accordance with current law,” Nicastro said.