Governor Presents Education Funding And Objections In State Of State Address

Missouri Governor Mike Parson detailed some of his objectives regarding education and the money which will be spent towards those objectives in budget recommendations made before Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday in Jefferson City during his State of the State Address.

Governor Parson proposed $117 million dollars to fully fund Missouri’s Foundation Formula and school transportation funding.

 

He also proposed $32 million to expand Missouri’s Career Ladder Program and continue the Missouri Baseline Salary program which raises the minimum baseline salary for Missouri teachers to $38,000. Another $56 million was requested to expand pre-kindergarten options for all 4-year old children eligible for free and reduced priced lunch at no cost. $78 million dollars was requested to increase child care subsidy rates and create 3 new child care tax credit programs.

Higher Education funding proposals were included in the recommendations made by Governor Mike Parson during his State of the State Address on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Other details announced during the presentation included $3 million for Apprenticeship Missouri, $2.2 million to modernize Missouri Job Centers, and $500,000 for the Jobs for America’s Graduates.

 

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