Schools Get More for Gasoline

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri public schools will be getting a little more money next year to help with the rising fuel costs for buses. The state budget being considered by lawmakers provides schools $168 million for transportation aid. That's a $5 million increase. But some lawmakers say that's still far short of what schools need. House member Joe Aull of Marshall is a former school superintendent. He says the state is barely funding 50 percent of school transportation costs. The budget also includes a nearly five percent increase in basic funding for schools -- for a total of more than $2.8 billion. Lawmakers must pass the state budget by Friday.

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