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Senate considers Language Program funding

January 30, 2002
By: Tiffany Ellis
State Capital Bureau

Senator Morris Westfall is introducing a bill that will help English as a second language students. Tiffany Ellis has the story from Jefferson City.

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The bill will mean an additional $700 of state funding for each ESL student.

English assistance programs are already in most school districts, but the number of ESL students is growing rapidly.

Charles Cudney is the Monett school district superintendent.

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Contents: Cudney says additional funding will be helpful in order to educate students to become productive members of society and contributors to the economy.

Westfall says there are more than 20 - thousand students statewide with backgrounds including languages other than English.

From Jefferson City, Tiffany Ellis.