Schools Getting More Money in Basic Aid, Busing

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Wednesday, May 09 2007 May 9, 2007 Wednesday, May 09, 2007 12:53:59 PM CDT May 09, 2007 in News
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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 Wednesday 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% of school transportation costs. The budget also includes a nearly 5% increase in basic funding for schools -- for a total of more than $2.8 billion dollars. Lawmakers must pass the state budget by Friday.

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