oThe Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says it has been asking for millions to help improve academically struggling K-12 school districts. That funding has come up short over the years – by several million in many instances.
During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, State Education Commissioner MO funding has come up short to help improve underperforming school districts said the department has been requesting about six million dollars for roughly the past decade.
What this means is some underperforming schools are getting help and some are not. The Legislature is still working on the fiscal year 2023 budget.