Missouri’s state budget director will testify this (Monday) morning in Jefferson City about a proposed supplemental budget.
The Parson administration is requesting $6.4 million in supplemental funding for the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Office of Special Education. Budget officials say the supplemental funding is needed due to a shortfall in funding for early childhood special education (ECSE) reimbursement from the fiscal year 2020. The governor is also recommending $1.6 million to cover COVID-19-related revenue losses impacting the Missouri State Fair fee fund. The report says the State Fair in Sedalia has lost significant revenue due to cancellations of the off-season and fair events.