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MO House Advances Bill that would Change Funding Calculation for K-12 Schools

(MISSOURINET) – Missouri could change the way state and local funding is calculated for Missouri’s traditional and charter K-12 public schools.

The Missouri House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill that aims to send more funding to charter schools. State Representative

Maggie Nurrenbern, a Democrat from Kansas City, says she opposes the legislation. She says a small portion of public funding already goes to traditional K-12 public schools in Missouri.

State Representative Doug Richey, a Republican from Excelsior Springs, says his bill would make funding to the schools equitable by correcting what he considers to be an existing flaw with the funding formula.

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