State Schools Rumor Dispelled

1 decade 11 months 6 days ago Wednesday, November 15 2006 Nov 15, 2006 Wednesday, November 15, 2006 4:30:12 PM CST November 15, 2006 in News
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AP-MO--StateSchools-Clos 11-15 0174 AP-MO--State Schools-Closures,0138 Governor's office has no plan to close handicapped schools CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- State officials say rumors that some schools for severely handicapped students will be closed are untrue. Jessica Robinson, a spokeswoman for Governor Matt Blunt, says there has been no proposal to shut down schools like the Parkview State School in Cape Girardeau. The governor last year asked the state to study its educational services for students with severe disabilities and compare them with practices found in other states. Robinson says the goal is to ensure tax money is being used efficiently to provide necessary services to handicapped students. The governor is expected to receive a copy of the state report in the next couple of weeks. But even then, State Schools Superintendent Charlie Taylor says any closures would be the result of legislative action. ------ Information from: (Cape Girardeau) Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-11-15-06 0913EST

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