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Schools May Receive $8 Million Less in Summer School Funding

March 5, 2002
By: Matt Flener
State Capital Bureau

Some students might spend the summer away from classroom if the state school board slashes money for summer school.

Matt Flener has more from the Jefferson City.

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The schools affected most in the board's plan are the one's that receive the most money from the state.

Schools in St. Louis City and Kansas City could feel the squeeze.

But Department of Education spokesman Joe Morris says there may still be enough room for the schoools to manuever.

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Contents: Some schools might have to cut programs but still be able to operate summer programs.

Morris said schools are more likely to cut classes that are just taken for enrichment over the summer.

The state school board will review the plan within the next three months.

In Jefferson City, Matt Flener.


A summer without school could be in the future for some Missouri students.

Matt Flener has the story in Jefferson City.

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Students who actually want to learn in the summer might not be able to take classes in some public schools

That's if the state school board approves $8 million in cuts for summer school.

But Department of Education spokesman Joe Morris says that school officials will most likely keep all of the necessary classes over the summer.

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OutCue: "the nice to have things"
Contents: Most necessary programs will be kept but schools might be forced to cut some enrichment programs.

Morris says the state started to promote the enrichment programs back in 1993, but that the state's current budget situation might cut these out.

The state school board will take action within the next three months.

In Jefferson City, Matt Flener.


It might be a longer summer than normal for some students wanting to take summer school.

Matt Flener has the story in Jefferson City.

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Students who use classes to get ahead during the summer might have to stay at home next year.

The state school board has the final say on whether $8 million in summer school funding should be cut.

While some of the more enriching summer programs could be slashed, Department of Education spokesman Joe Morris says essential classes will stay put.

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OutCue: "students who need it the most."
Contents: The necessary classes over the summer would not be cut from by the school board.

The state school board will vote on the issue within the next three months.

In Jefferson City, Matt Flener.